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->''[[Music/{{ACDC}} You've been...]]'' '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM THUNDERSTRUCK!]]'''
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* ''Videogame/FireEmblem:''
** Thunder magic is pretty important in the series. It tends to have the highest raw power of the three Elemental Magic types, relatively [[PowerfulButInaccurate low hit rate]], but much higher [[CriticalHit critical rating.]] (It should be noticed that the ''Lightning'' spell is associated with [[HolyHandGrenade light magic]] and is nothing like the lightning element.)
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'': Thunder magic is the trademark magic of the Tordo bloodline - with Tordo himself, Tailto, Teeny and Linda as heroic examples, Ishtore and Ishtar as {{anti villain}}ous ones, and Reptor and Bloom as [[PsychoElectro full-on villains]]. Non-Tordo examples include Elia, Olwen and Reinhardt.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Thunder can be now used by ''any'' Anima magic user, and integrates the Anima Magic Triad alongside Wind and Fire. Particularly remarkable is how the bosses specialized in Magic (like Ursula, Sonia and/or Selena) possess almost inevitably a tome named [[DeathFromAbove Bolting]], which can deal massive damage from a long distance.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'': The infamous BigEater Ilyana only uses Thunder magic, and at her highest level (Archsage) she's the only one able to use the most powerful thunder magic in the Tellius series: Rexbolt
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': Though what Robin (the [[CharacterCustomization player avatar]]) wields is technically up to the player, they start out as a MagicKnight with access to a single Bronze Sword and a Thunder tome. Furthermore, cutscenes imply that Thunder magic are their favoured attack of choice. When they debuted in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', while they had at least one tome for each element that appeared in their debut game (including [[CastingAShadow darkness]]), they use all the common Thunder tomes (Thunder up to Thoron) and also come with the Levin Sword, [[ElementalWeapon a magic weapon capable of slinging Thunder magic]].

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* ''Videogame/FireEmblem:''
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In ''Franchise/FireEmblem'', Thunder magic is pretty important in the series. important. It tends to have the highest raw power of the three Elemental Magic types, relatively [[PowerfulButInaccurate low hit rate]], rates]], but much higher [[CriticalHit critical rating.]] ratings]] (It should be noticed that the ''Lightning'' spell is associated with [[HolyHandGrenade light magic]] and is nothing like the lightning element.)
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'': Thunder magic is the trademark magic of the Tordo bloodline - with Tordo himself, Tailto, Teeny and Linda as heroic examples, Ishtore and Ishtar as {{anti villain}}ous [[AntiVillain anti-villainous]] ones, and Reptor and Bloom as [[PsychoElectro full-on villains]]. Non-Tordo examples include Elia, Olwen and Reinhardt.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Thunder can be now used by ''any'' Anima magic user, and integrates into the Anima Magic Triad alongside Wind and Fire. Particularly remarkable is how the bosses specialized specializing in Magic (like Ursula, Sonia and/or Selena) possess almost inevitably a tome named [[DeathFromAbove Bolting]], which can deal massive damage from a long distance.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'': The infamous BigEater Ilyana only uses Thunder magic, and at her highest level (Archsage) she's the only one able to use Rexbolt, the most powerful thunder magic in the Tellius series: Rexbolt
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': Though what Robin (the [[CharacterCustomization player avatar]]) wields is technically up to the player, they start out as a MagicKnight with access to a single Bronze Sword and a Thunder tome. Furthermore, cutscenes imply that Thunder magic are is their favoured attack of choice. When they debuted In their appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', while they had have at least one tome for each element that appeared in their debut game (including [[CastingAShadow darkness]]), they use all the common Thunder tomes (Thunder up to Thoron) and also come with the Levin Sword, [[ElementalWeapon a magic weapon capable of slinging Thunder magic]].



* The most skilled and powerful Firebenders of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' can create lightning as a secondary ability. This includes Ozai, Azula, and Iroh. A few can even redirect it.
** When Iroh is explaining to Zuko the basics behind lightningbending, he discusses positive and negative energy as well. The process of lightningbending involves separating positive and negative energy, and providing release and guidance for that positive and negative energy when they restore balance, generating lightning. In particular, the show subverts the usual association between Lightning powers and insanity: generating lightning requires absence of emotions and peace of mind, and lightning is often called "cold-blooded fire". Azula is crazy enough, all right, but maybe she simply mastered the technique so perfectly that she can enter the required state of mind automatically.

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* The most skilled and powerful Firebenders of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' can create and/or redirect lightning as a secondary ability. This includes In [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original show]], these are all members of the Fire Nation royal family, namely Ozai, Azula, and Iroh. A few can even redirect it.
Iroh.
** When Iroh is explaining to his nephew Zuko the basics behind lightningbending, he discusses positive and negative energy as well. The process of lightningbending involves separating positive and negative energy, and providing release and guidance for that positive and negative energy when they restore balance, generating lightning. In particular, the show subverts the usual association between Lightning powers and insanity: generating lightning requires absence of emotions and peace of mind, and lightning is often called "cold-blooded fire". Azula is crazy enough, all right, but maybe she simply mastered the technique so perfectly that she can enter the required state of mind automatically.



** Also from Korra; [[AntiMagicalFaction the Equalists]] and their electrified StunGun gloves are almost ''too'' badass. One little tap and even master benders drop like flies. [[TheDragon The Lieutenant]] gets extra credit here with his electrified kali sticks, which he uses to [[ElectricTorture beat Mako and Bolin so badly]] that he can still seem kind of awesome in later episodes when he's [[TheWorfEffect used as the resident punching bag]]. Asami, New Team Avatar's BadassNormal, later adopts an Equalist electric PowerFist as her primary weapon.

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** Also from Korra; ''Korra'', [[AntiMagicalFaction the Equalists]] and their electrified StunGun gloves are almost ''too'' badass. One little tap and even master benders drop like flies. [[TheDragon The Lieutenant]] gets extra credit here with his electrified kali sticks, which he uses to [[ElectricTorture beat Mako and Bolin so badly]] that he can still seem kind of awesome in later episodes when he's [[TheWorfEffect used as the resident punching bag]]. Asami, New Team Avatar's BadassNormal, later adopts an Equalist electric PowerFist as her primary weapon.
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* Carter in Literature/{{Jolt}} can shoot lightning. The more scared he is, the more powerful his lightning is.
28th Dec '17 7:00:09 PM erforce
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': A few Digimon who are machine or cyborg types have lightning attacks as well. Not to mention Kokuwamon (they're ''beetle-shaped machine Digimon!'' There was pretty much no way their power wasn't going to be lightning. Unfortuantely, being Rookie-level, it wasn't strong enough to keep the villain of their episode from enslaving them as a power source.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': A few Digimon who are machine or cyborg types have lightning attacks as well. Not to mention Kokuwamon (they're attacks, like Kokuwamon; they're ''beetle-shaped machine Digimon!'' Digimon''. There was pretty much no way their power wasn't going to be lightning. Unfortuantely, being Rookie-level, it wasn't strong enough to keep the villain of their episode from enslaving them as a power source.)
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': Misaka "Railgun" Mikoto, a [[PowerLevels Level]] [[OverNineThousand 5]] esper, can generate and manipulate electricity in [[LightningCanDoAnything very inventive and intimidating ways]].

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Misaka "Railgun" Mikoto, a [[PowerLevels Level]] [[OverNineThousand 5]] esper, can generate and manipulate electricity in [[LightningCanDoAnything very inventive and intimidating ways]].



** At several points in the ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' spinoff, she even uses her powers to materialize a ''{{Whip|Sword}} '''{{Chainsaw|Good}}''''' out of nearby iron dust. ''[[RuleOfCool Yeah]]''. Later we see similar technique in a form of cloud and protection field. That's right, chainsaw protection field. She is that good.

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** At several points in the ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' spinoff, she even uses her powers to materialize a ''{{Whip|Sword}} '''{{Chainsaw|Good}}''''' out of nearby iron dust. ''[[RuleOfCool Yeah]]''. Later we see Later, similar technique in a form of cloud and protection field. That's right, chainsaw protection field. She is that good.field are seen.



* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
** ELECTRO SHOCKER!
** [[Anime/DigimonFrontier THUNDER FIST!]]
** Let's just say "the majority of Digimon who are based on some variety of beetle". (And Mega Seadramon. "Lightning JAVELIN!")
** A few Digimon who are machine or cyborg types have lightning attacks as well. Not to mention Kokuwamon (they're ''beetle-shaped machine Digimon!'' There was pretty much no way their power wasn't going to be lightning. Unfortuantely, being Rookie-level, it wasn't strong enough to keep the villain of their episode from enslaving them as a power source.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
** ELECTRO SHOCKER!
** [[Anime/DigimonFrontier THUNDER FIST!]]
** Let's just say "the majority of Digimon who are based on some variety of beetle". (And Mega Seadramon. "Lightning JAVELIN!")
**
''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': A few Digimon who are machine or cyborg types have lightning attacks as well. Not to mention Kokuwamon (they're ''beetle-shaped machine Digimon!'' There was pretty much no way their power wasn't going to be lightning. Unfortuantely, being Rookie-level, it wasn't strong enough to keep the villain of their episode from enslaving them as a power source.)



* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has Hei (a.k.a. [[FanNickname Chinese Electric Batman]]), [[spoiler:Bai, and Nick]]. Hei can't ''shoot'' lightning, he can merely give off electric discharges, meaning he has to conduct the electricity to the enemy. Enter the [[WeaponOfChoice metallic choke-wire]]. [[spoiler:But he used that even before he could zap people.]]
** Hei's abilities have been stated to be the manipulation of molecular and sub-atomic particles. Generating electricity is just a by-product of that (presumably by manipulating electron flow). He seems able to do this only through touch. He could probably generate lightning bolts but creating electricity through air molecules is quite complicated. They probably didn't delve into his other abilities because they are even more complicated.
* Master Roshi/Jackie Chun from ''Manga/DragonBall'' used a technique called ''Bankoku Bikkuri Shou'', which supposedly uses his {{ki|Attacks}} to create an electric charge and use it as an AgonyBeam.
** Piccolo Daimaou's son Cymbal could also shoot electricity from his hands.
** Tambourine also electrocuted Bacterian to death in the anime.

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* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' has Hei (a.k.a. [[FanNickname Chinese Electric Batman]]), [[spoiler:Bai, and Nick]]. Hei can't ''shoot'' lightning, he can merely give off electric discharges, meaning he has to conduct the electricity to the enemy. Enter the [[WeaponOfChoice metallic choke-wire]]. [[spoiler:But he used that even before he could zap people.]]
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]] Hei's abilities have been stated to be the manipulation of molecular and sub-atomic particles. Generating electricity is just a by-product of that (presumably by manipulating electron flow). He seems able to do this only through touch. He could probably generate lightning bolts but creating electricity through air molecules is quite complicated. They probably didn't delve into his other abilities because they are even more complicated.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
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Master Roshi/Jackie Chun from ''Manga/DragonBall'' used uses a technique called ''Bankoku Bikkuri Shou'', which supposedly uses his {{ki|Attacks}} to create an electric charge and use it as an AgonyBeam.
** Piccolo Daimaou's son Cymbal could can also shoot electricity from his hands.
** Tambourine also electrocuted electrocutes Bacterian to death in the anime.



** Neiz from ''[[Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge Cooler's Revenge]]'' could do this and tried to use it on Piccolo, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard only for Piccolo to kill him with the same electirc shock]].

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** Neiz from ''[[Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge Cooler's Revenge]]'' could can do this and tried to use it on Piccolo, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard only for Piccolo to kill him with the same electirc shock]].



* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'':
** [=RaiRyu=], and naturally, [=GekiRyuJin=] and [=GenRyuJin=], which [=RaiRyu=] helps form, also have access to his abilities.

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* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'':
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''Anime/GaoGaiGar'': [=RaiRyu=], and naturally, [=GekiRyuJin=] and [=GenRyuJin=], which [=RaiRyu=] helps form, also have access to his abilities.



** Once ''Anime/MazinkaiserSKL'' gets its wings, it can perform the "Thor Hammer Breaker" attack, where it calls down/shoots lightning to/from its sword.

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** * Once ''Anime/MazinkaiserSKL'' gets its wings, it can perform the "Thor Hammer Breaker" attack, where it calls down/shoots lightning to/from its sword.



** ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''[='s=] Zeus Gundam uses its Lightning Hammer to fire off its finishing move, the Lightning of Judgment.

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** * ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]''[='s=] Zeus Gundam uses its Lightning Hammer to fire off its finishing move, the Lightning of Judgment.



* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Levi A Than]], one of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Varia]], who always carries eight umbrellas with him. They shoot lightning. Appropriately enough, this attack is called Levi Volta.

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* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' has ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
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[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Levi A Than]], one of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Varia]], who always carries eight umbrellas with him. They shoot lightning. Appropriately enough, this attack is called Levi Volta.



* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this as one of his elements. Setsuna wields this as one of her [[ImplausibleFencingPowers Shinmeiryuu]] {{element|alPowers}}s.
** Negi takes it up to the next level when he begins using BlackMagic; he [[ElementalShapeshifter turns himself into]] [[RideTheLightning lightning]].

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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this as one of his elements. Setsuna wields this as one of her [[ImplausibleFencingPowers Shinmeiryuu]] {{element|alPowers}}s.
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{{element|alPowers}}s. Negi takes it up to the next level when he begins using BlackMagic; he [[ElementalShapeshifter turns himself into]] [[RideTheLightning lightning]].



** Perhaps the best example is "[[AGodAmI God]]" Eneru, [[PsychoElectro a complete psychopath]]. Unlike most examples, who can simply control lightning, he's a Logia user, meaning that he's [[ElementalShapeshifter made of]] [[RideTheLightning lightning]] itself. And in the One Piece world, not even the strongest characters, like Zoro or Sanji, can take more than two lightning bolts at a time (one in Sanji's case). Heck, they're incapable of even ''touching'' him.

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** Perhaps the best example is "[[AGodAmI God]]" Eneru, [[PsychoElectro a complete psychopath]]. Unlike most examples, who can simply control lightning, he's a Logia user, meaning that he's [[ElementalShapeshifter made of]] [[RideTheLightning lightning]] itself. And in the One Piece world, not even the strongest characters, like Zoro or Sanji, can take more than two lightning bolts at a time (one in Sanji's case). Heck, they're incapable of even ''touching'' him.



* Harvar D. Eclair from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a lance Weapon with lightning powers. His meister, Ox Ford, likes to be known as the Lightning General King for his prowess in using lightning when wielding Harvar, though it helps if they're outdoors. Harvar's an odd example personality-wise in that he's TheStoic.

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* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
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Harvar D. Eclair from ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a lance Weapon with lightning powers. His meister, Ox Ford, likes to be known as the Lightning General King for his prowess in using lightning when wielding Harvar, though it helps if they're outdoors. Harvar's an odd example personality-wise in that he's TheStoic.



* ''Manhwa/{{Veritas}}'' :
** Main character Gangryong and his presumed dead mentor Lightning Tiger both practice the Enlightenment Of Thunder and Lightning (EOTL) school of martial arts which manifests its users' {{ki|Attacks}} as electricity. In the hands of a master, it's a bit of a GameBreaker since the electricity can disrupt the ki flow of anyone it hits. Lightning Tiger took it up a notch by reverse engineering [[spoiler: Vera's Arts of Heaven's Rich Strength]] on the spot and combining it with EOTL ''to call down a bolt of lightning from the sky''.

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* ''Manhwa/{{Veritas}}'' :
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: Main character Gangryong and his presumed dead mentor Lightning Tiger both practice the Enlightenment Of Thunder and Lightning (EOTL) school of martial arts which manifests its users' {{ki|Attacks}} as electricity. In the hands of a master, it's a bit of a GameBreaker since the electricity can disrupt the ki flow of anyone it hits. Lightning Tiger took it up a notch by reverse engineering [[spoiler: Vera's Arts of Heaven's Rich Strength]] on the spot and combining it with EOTL ''to call down a bolt of lightning from the sky''.



* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Suzaku, the leader of the [[TheFourGods Saint Beasts]].

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
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''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has Suzaku, the leader of the [[TheFourGods Saint Beasts]].



** Comicbook/BlackLightning. He can generate raw electricity which courses through his body, which he has learned to manipulate, and control to sense sources of electric energy, and administer it as a wide range of attacks with several uses; he can charge devices with electricity, and alternatively drain the energy from them into himself.
*** So his ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' {{Expy}}, Black Vulcan...[[FountainOfExpies and Black Vulcan's]] ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' {{Expy}}, Juice. (And their ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' expy Soul Power.) Blame ScrewedByTheLawyers for this: Rights issues kept Black Lightning from appearing in television, and each show couldn't use the previous show's lawyer-friendly version for the same reason.

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** Comicbook/BlackLightning. He can generate raw electricity which courses through his body, which he has learned to manipulate, and control to sense sources of electric energy, and administer it as a wide range of attacks with several uses; he can charge devices with electricity, and alternatively drain the energy from them into himself. \n*** So can his ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' {{Expy}}, Black Vulcan...[[FountainOfExpies and Black Vulcan's]] ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' {{Expy}}, Juice. (And And their ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' expy Soul Power.) Blame ScrewedByTheLawyers for this: Rights issues kept Black Lightning from appearing in television, and each show couldn't use the previous show's lawyer-friendly version for the same reason.



* Force Lightning from ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is considered one of the more powerful abilities of TheDarkSide, though you don't necessarily have to be evil to use it. Doing so is frowned upon, though: a power fueled by anger and aggression is something no Jedi should make a habit of playing around with because using the Force that way leads to ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Force Lightning from ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is considered one of the more powerful abilities of TheDarkSide, though you don't necessarily have to be evil to use it. Doing so is frowned upon, though: a power fueled by anger and aggression is something no Jedi should make a habit of playing around with because using the Force that way leads to ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil.



** While Harry favours fire and force, he has a neat line in air magic (of which lightning is a part), and occasionally uses it, if only to surprise opponents who generally expect him to try and KillItWithFire.
*** The television adaptation has lightning as Harry's usual weapon of choice.

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** While Harry favours fire and force, he has a neat line in air magic (of which lightning is a part), and occasionally uses it, if only to surprise opponents who generally expect him to try and KillItWithFire.
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KillItWithFire. The television adaptation has lightning as Harry's usual weapon of choice.



* Thalia of ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' is the daughter of Zeus, and though she disappoints by being acrophobic, she can ''really'' bring on the voltage.
** In the sequel series ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Jason, being the son of Jupiter, has the same abilities. He can also harness the wind and fly.

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* Thalia of ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' is the daughter of Zeus, and though she disappoints by being acrophobic, she can ''really'' bring on the voltage.
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voltage. In the sequel series ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Jason, being the son of Jupiter, has the same abilities. He can also harness the wind and fly.



* Gwen [[MeaningfulName Raiden]] in ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
** Angel tries to take out Jasmine this way, but it doesn't work.

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* Gwen [[MeaningfulName Raiden]] in ''Series/{{Angel}}''.
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''Series/{{Angel}}''. The main character Angel himself tries to take out Jasmine this way, but it doesn't work.



* No love for Tesla himself of ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}''. Can't shoot bolts himself, but invariably causes a lot of damage with lightning. Some of the other characters even call him insane, though justifiably a genius.
* [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]] in The End of Time. Made unpleasantly realistic by his [[HorrorHunger need to recharge.]]

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* No love for Tesla himself of ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}''. Can't in ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' can't shoot bolts himself, but invariably causes a lot of damage with lightning. Some of the other characters even call him insane, though justifiably a genius.
* [[Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Master]] series has The Master in The End of Time. Made unpleasantly realistic by his [[HorrorHunger need to recharge.]]



*** While not having actual control over lightning itself, ever since Revelation of the Daleks, Davros has been shown shooting electricity out of his hand and synthetic eye. This ability is presumed to come from cybernetic upgrades.

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*** ** While not having actual control over lightning itself, ever since Revelation of the Daleks, Davros has been shown shooting electricity out of his hand and synthetic eye. This ability is presumed to come from cybernetic upgrades.
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* One memorable moment from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' had Merlin killing Nimueh by hitting her with lightning until she ''exploded''. It has never been brought up again, although quite understandably as he's never needed to use it again.
** He uses it again in GrandFinale, against the [[spoiler: entire Saxon Army]]. No explosions this time though.

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* One memorable moment from ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' had Merlin killing Nimueh by hitting her with lightning until she ''exploded''. It has never been brought up again, although quite understandably as he's never needed to use it again.
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again. He uses it again in GrandFinale, against the [[spoiler: entire Saxon Army]]. No explosions this time though.



* Rutans from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are intelligent space jellyfish who can generate bioelectricity to fry their foes (usually the Sontarans, their archenemies).
** In the new series, Cybermen can electrocute enemies via a touch. Eventually, they upgraded to {{Arm Cannon}}s that fire {{Disintegrator Ray}}s.

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* Rutans from ''Series/DoctorWho'' are intelligent space jellyfish who can generate bioelectricity to fry their foes (usually the Sontarans, their archenemies).
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archenemies). And in the new series, Cybermen can electrocute enemies via a touch. Eventually, they upgraded to {{Arm Cannon}}s that fire {{Disintegrator Ray}}s.



** Worth noting: electricity usually heals the Created. Electrification Transmutations, however, aren't just raw electricity - they're backed by Torment, the force of a Promethean's rage and disgust at being rejected by the world around it. As a result, this is electricity that can ''hurt creatures that feed on lightning''.



* Lightning is one of the secondary elements featured in ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''. Users of the element include [[ToylessToylineCharacter several Toa of Lightning]], Tahnok-Kal, and a few Rahkshi species.
** Earlier in the series, Toa of Water and Air would work together to create storms, the most obvious effect being the lightning.

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* ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'':
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Lightning is one of the secondary elements featured in ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}''.featured. Users of the element include [[ToylessToylineCharacter several Toa of Lightning]], Tahnok-Kal, and a few Rahkshi species.
** Earlier in the series, Toa of Water and Air would work together to create storms, the most obvious effect being the lightning.



* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' has the Tesla Claw in the first and second games, the Tesla Barrier and Plasma Coil in the second and third, the Spitting Hydra in the third, and shock mods from the second game on.
** Both UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 entries feature the Lightning Ravager/Shockwave Ravager, a lightning {{whip|ItGood}}!

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* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' has the Tesla Claw in the first and second games, the Tesla Barrier and Plasma Coil in the second and third, the Spitting Hydra in the third, and shock mods from the second game on.
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on. Both UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 entries feature the Lightning Ravager/Shockwave Ravager, a lightning {{whip|ItGood}}!



** [[FridgeLogic Including Tails]], who has been [[VideoGame/SonicJam stated to]] [[Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie have a]] FearOfThunder in the past...



* ''Unreal Tournament 2003'' and ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'' have a more powerful version of the sniper rifle--the LightningGun. Despite the name, it's a fictional version of the Electrolaser. In exchange for being more powerful, it gives away your position.
** It also, if you land a headshot, [[IncendiaryExponent sets the victim's neck stump on fire]].

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* ''Unreal Tournament 2003'' and ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'' have a more powerful version of the sniper rifle--the LightningGun. Despite the name, it's a fictional version of the Electrolaser. In exchange for being more powerful, it gives away your position.
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position. It also, if you land a headshot, [[IncendiaryExponent sets the victim's neck stump on fire]].



* Blanka and Necro can both generate electricity in ''Franchise/StreetFighter''.
** And in later games in the series, Ryu has the Denjin Hadoken, which is an electric version of the Hadoken.
*** Urien, whose elements are earth and lightning. His two Super Arts, Temporal Thunder and Aegis Reflector, are lightning-based.
*** [[FieryRedhead Crimson Viper]] wears gloves which allow her to [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman electrocute her enemies whenever she punches them.]]

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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
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Blanka and Necro can both generate electricity in ''Franchise/StreetFighter''.
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electricity. And in later games in the series, Ryu has the Denjin Hadoken, which is an electric version of the Hadoken.
*** ** Urien, whose elements are earth and lightning. His two Super Arts, Temporal Thunder and Aegis Reflector, are lightning-based.
*** ** [[FieryRedhead Crimson Viper]] wears gloves which allow her to [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman electrocute her enemies whenever she punches them.]]



* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]] gets to generate electricity in his hands as his specific power in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''. The power returns in Mario Strikers Charged Football, where he can pull lightning from storm clouds.
** Also Wario, who uses it pretty often in the spin-off games. [[VideoGame/MarioTennis Mario Power Tennis]] implies that he [[MagicFromTechnology uses a special machine]] to do it.

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* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]] ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Luigi
gets to generate electricity in his hands as his specific power in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''. The power returns in Mario Strikers Charged Football, where he can pull lightning from storm clouds.
** Also Wario, who Wario uses it pretty often in the spin-off games. [[VideoGame/MarioTennis Mario Power Tennis]] implies that he [[MagicFromTechnology uses a special machine]] to do it.



** Some enemies in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' use an attack that involves them tying up a player with an electric rope.

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** * Some enemies in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' use an attack that involves them tying up a player with an electric rope.



* Galford D. Weiler in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' is a lightning user.
** Kafuin Nocotin was both a lightning and a [[PlayingWithFire fire]] user.
* In the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', a [[RecurringElement recurring powerful attack]] is "Indignation," generally reserved as a charater's [[LimitBreak ultimate attack]]; the move is a bolt of lightning called down from the heavens. While it generally only lands one hit, that one hit is extremely powerful. It even uses [[CallingYourAttacks a similar incantation every time]].[[note]]"I, who stand in the full light of the heavens, command thee, who opens the gates of Hell! Come forth, divine lightning! This ends now! ''Indignation!''"[[/note]]

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* Galford D. Weiler in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' is a lightning user.
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user, while Kafuin Nocotin was is both a lightning and a [[PlayingWithFire fire]] user.
* In the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', a ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
** A
[[RecurringElement recurring powerful attack]] is "Indignation," generally reserved as a charater's [[LimitBreak ultimate attack]]; the move is a bolt of lightning called down from the heavens. While it generally only lands one hit, that one hit is extremely powerful. It even uses [[CallingYourAttacks a similar incantation every time]].[[note]]"I, who stand in the full light of the heavens, command thee, who opens the gates of Hell! Come forth, divine lightning! This ends now! ''Indignation!''"[[/note]]



** [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Lightning bl-]][[GameBreaker Super lightning blade!]]
*** In addition to those abilities of the party members that use it, two of the game's boss fights - [[RebelLeader Yuan]] and Kvar - use the lightning element exclusively. Although Colette prominently uses [[HolyHandGrenade Angel-aligned powers]], she also uses plenty of lightning-based powers as well, such as Para Ball, Torrential Para Ball, and Grand Chariot.

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** [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has the Super Lightning bl-]][[GameBreaker Super lightning blade!]]
*** In addition to those abilities of the party members that use it,
blade as a weapon, while two of the game's boss fights - [[RebelLeader Yuan]] and Kvar - use the lightning element exclusively. Although Colette prominently uses [[HolyHandGrenade Angel-aligned powers]], she also uses plenty of lightning-based powers as well, such as Para Ball, Torrential Para Ball, and Grand Chariot.



* Benimaru Nikaido of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.
** And from one of the series it derived from, Kim Dong Hwan of ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]''.
* Ky Kiske of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' [[CallingYourAttacks rides the lightning]].
** His half-Gear son Sin in ''Overture'' has similar powers [[OedipusComplex though he refuses to acknowledge that he has anything in common with Ky]].

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* Benimaru Nikaido of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.
**
''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. And from one of the series it derived from, Kim Dong Hwan of ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]''.
* Ky Kiske of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' [[CallingYourAttacks rides the lightning]].
**
lightning]]. His half-Gear son Sin in ''Overture'' has similar powers [[OedipusComplex though he refuses to acknowledge that he has anything in common with Ky]].



** Kanji Tatsumi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is more of a physical person, but most of his magic is Lightning based. Like Akihiko, his Persona is also of the Emperor Arcana.
*** The Player Character, likewise, starts off with Izanagi, a Persona with electric attacks.

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** Kanji Tatsumi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is more of a physical person, but most of his magic is Lightning based. Like Akihiko, his Persona is also of the Emperor Arcana.
***
Arcana. The Player Character, likewise, Character starts off with Izanagi, a Persona with electric attacks.



*** Druids get the Hurricane spell, but that's the only one for them that has lightning.

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*** ** Druids get the Hurricane spell, but that's the only one for them that has lightning.



* Iku Nagae in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' spinoff fighting game ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' uses lots and lots of lightning attacks.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
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Iku Nagae in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' spinoff fighting game ''Scarlet Weather Rhapsody'' uses lots and lots of lightning attacks.



* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' had a variety of electric power sets, including ranged attacks, melee attacks, armor, crowd control (which included a pet made of electricity), and support (as part of a weather control set) among its many StockSuperpowers. At higher levels, all characters from any class could optionally learn electric attacks via various tertiary power sets. In addition, the Mu enemy group used red lightning exclusively.
** The developers' later work, ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', downgrades this to a single Electricity power set, mostly ranged attacks plus a couple of electric fields.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' had has a variety of electric power sets, including ranged attacks, melee attacks, armor, crowd control (which included a pet made of electricity), and support (as part of a weather control set) among its many StockSuperpowers. At higher levels, all characters from any class could optionally learn electric attacks via various tertiary power sets. In addition, the Mu enemy group used red lightning exclusively.
** The developers' later work, ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', * ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' downgrades this to a single Electricity power set, mostly ranged attacks plus a couple of electric fields.



** Electric Pokemon on the whole tend to favor high Special Attack and Speed stats, making them great for Special Sweeping in competitive play. Pure Electric-types only have Ground attacks as a weakness, but Ground attacks are so ubiquitous that it keeps it from being a total [[GameBreaker gamebreaking typing.]]
*** The notable exception of electricity-wielding Electric Pokemon is Voltorb/Electrode. Despite being Electric-type, it did not learn any Electric-type attacks naturally until Gen III - at which point it was presented with 2, one of which was a mere stat-boosting move.

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** Electric Pokemon on the whole tend to favor high Special Attack and Speed stats, making them great for Special Sweeping in competitive play. Pure Electric-types only have Ground attacks as a weakness, but Ground attacks are so ubiquitous that it keeps it from being a total [[GameBreaker gamebreaking typing.]]
***
]] The notable exception of electricity-wielding Electric Pokemon is Voltorb/Electrode. Despite being Electric-type, it did not learn any Electric-type attacks naturally until Gen III - at which point it was presented with 2, one of which was a mere stat-boosting move.



* Emitter-class weapons in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''. '''Pros:''' 100% accurate and can chain to other nearby targets. '''Cons:''' short range and really poor at attacking planets: they're like a slightly more intense than average thunderstorm.
** Emitters ''shine'' when facing large groups of [[GoddamnedBats small, evasive, fast-moving enemies, like the Swarm]], targets that are otherwise quite capable of dodging weapons fire from conventional ballistic or energy weapons, and too numerous to tackle with slow-firing missile weapons. The 'crowd control' potential from the accuracy and the chaining means [[KillStreak an entire cloud of bugs can be wiped out with only a few blasts]].
* Speaking of chaining, Tesla towers in ''VideoGame/DefenseGridTheAwakening'' can chain to nearby aliens. They also [[ChargedAttack charge up]] when not firing to unleash a stronger attack, making them good rear guard towers.

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* Emitter-class weapons in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''. '''Pros:''' 100% accurate and can chain to other nearby targets. '''Cons:''' short range and really poor at attacking planets: they're like a slightly more intense than average thunderstorm.
**
Emitters ''shine'' when facing large groups of [[GoddamnedBats small, evasive, fast-moving enemies, like the Swarm]], targets that are otherwise quite capable of dodging weapons fire from conventional ballistic or energy weapons, and too numerous to tackle with slow-firing missile weapons. The 'crowd control' potential from the accuracy and the chaining means [[KillStreak an entire cloud of bugs can be wiped out with only a few blasts]].
* Speaking of chaining, Tesla towers in ''VideoGame/DefenseGridTheAwakening'' can chain to nearby aliens. They also [[ChargedAttack charge up]] when not firing to unleash a stronger attack, making them good rear guard towers.



** So you can replace it with the much more powerful Thunder Rune? And yes, you can remove his Lightning Rune, in both games.
* Rachel Alucard from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.

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** So you can replace it with the much more powerful Thunder Rune? And yes, you can remove his Lightning Rune, in both games.
*
¿* Rachel Alucard from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.



** It gives us the Arc Projector, a chain-lightning gun used to overpower non-armor defenses.

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** It gives us the The Arc Projector, Projector is a chain-lightning gun used to overpower non-armor defenses.



* Plasma/Spark Kirby from the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' series can generate electricity by moving around to use for attacking.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'':
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Plasma/Spark Kirby from the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' series can generate electricity by moving around to use for attacking.



* All three games in the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' trilogy feature the [[PsychicPowers PSI]] attack PK Thunder. Unlike most examples, this attack cannot be controlled and targets a random enemy. And as of Mother 3 it is one of the two PSI attacks not affected by PSI Shields or PSI Counter Devices.
** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' reverses this by making PK Thunder the most controllable move Ness and Lucas can use, and it's just as easy to block as any other projectile.

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* All three games in the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' trilogy feature the [[PsychicPowers PSI]] attack PK Thunder. Unlike most examples, this attack cannot be controlled and targets a random enemy. And as of Mother 3 it is one of the two PSI attacks not affected by PSI Shields or PSI Counter Devices.
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Devices. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' reverses this by making PK Thunder the most controllable move Ness and Lucas can use, and it's just as easy to block as any other projectile.



* In the first ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'', some of the enemies at Grind Square continuously spread electricity through some of the rails.
** In ''Jet Set Radio Future'', every time you get into an encounter with the cops, they will put up electrified fences to make sure you can't escape.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'', some of the enemies at Grind Square continuously spread electricity through some of the rails.
**
rails. In ''Jet Set Radio Future'', every time you get into an encounter with the cops, they will put up electrified fences to make sure you can't escape.



* In ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', the titular Gunvolt possesses the coveted Azure Striker [[PsychicPowers Septima]], and his main method of attacking is to shoot lightning rods from his gun to tag enemies and then create a "Flashfield" of electricity that arcs towards them.
** This power can also heal his body, increase his attack and defense, activate machines, magnetize certain platforms and cause other reactions on things such as plant and buglife. Last but not least, Gunvolt can use special attacks that fill the screen with even more voltage than usual, such as floating spheres, lightning bolts, giant swords, and a swarm of chains.
** [[spoiler: The final boss mirrors nearly all of Gunvolt's abilities on account of being ''another'' Azure Striker. Yes, including [[SmartBomb that]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', the titular Gunvolt possesses the coveted Azure Striker [[PsychicPowers Septima]], and his main method of attacking is to shoot lightning rods from his gun to tag enemies and then create a "Flashfield" of electricity that arcs towards them.
**
them. This power can also heal his body, increase his attack and defense, activate machines, magnetize certain platforms and cause other reactions on things such as plant and buglife. Last but not least, Gunvolt can use special attacks that fill the screen with even more voltage than usual, such as floating spheres, lightning bolts, giant swords, and a swarm of chains.
**
chains. [[spoiler: The final boss mirrors nearly all of Gunvolt's abilities on account of being ''another'' Azure Striker. Yes, including [[SmartBomb that]].]]



** The gag being that he's hired as a conductor for a concert, but it turns out he's a ''conductor''. Get it? The series is known for its many groan-inducing puns.



* Weather-controlling pegasi in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' can make clouds release a bolt of lightning.
** In addition, Nightmare Moon used it for attacking the guards (even without a cloud to shoot it from), and Luna later used it {{dramatic|Thunder}}ally.

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* Weather-controlling pegasi in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' can make clouds release a bolt of lightning.
**
lightning. In addition, Nightmare Moon used it for attacking the guards (even without a cloud to shoot it from), and Luna later used it {{dramatic|Thunder}}ally.



* In his book ''Shocking Electricity'', Nick Arnold mentions an English woman named Jaqueline Priestman who could change TV channels without touching the device and make outlets explode due to the high voltage in her body.
** Other records of the similar events happening to other people have been recorded. Persons of such nature call themselves Sliders.
** There are also people who, while they don't ''generate'' electricity, are capable of redirecting it through their bodies without any harm and with some measure of control or otherwise withstand far more electrical current running through them than the normal human. Some theorize it's a genetic ability that allows them much higher resistance to electricity than the average person.

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* In his book ''Shocking Electricity'', Nick Arnold mentions an English woman named Jaqueline Priestman who could change TV channels without touching the device and make outlets explode due to the high voltage in her body.
**
body. Other records of the similar events happening to other people have been recorded. Persons of such nature call themselves Sliders.
** * There are also people who, while they don't ''generate'' electricity, are capable of redirecting it through their bodies without any harm and with some measure of control or otherwise withstand far more electrical current running through them than the normal human. Some theorize it's a genetic ability that allows them much higher resistance to electricity than the average person.
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', although more specializing in multiple elements, Philia Felice's Swordian Clemente is designed as the 'Lightning Swordian'.

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* In the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', a [[RecurringElement recurring powerful attack]] is "Indignation," generally reserved as a charater's [[LimitBreak ultimate attack]]; the move is a bolt of lightning called down from the heavens. While it generally only lands one hit, that one hit is extremely powerful. It even uses [[CallingYourAttacks a similar incantation every time]].[[note]]"I, who stand in the full light of the heavens, command thee, who opens the gates of Hell! Come forth, divine lightning! This ends now! ''Indignation!''"[[/note]]
**
In ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', although more specializing in multiple elements, Philia Felice's Swordian Clemente is designed as the 'Lightning Swordian'.



** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Jade has Indignation!!!
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* [[ColourCodedElements Yellow]] Pikmin are immune to electricity in the ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} '' games after the first.

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* [[ColourCodedElements Yellow]] Pikmin are immune to electricity in the ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} '' games after the first. Several enemies can also produce electricity, like the Anode Beetle, the Electric Cottonade or the Bearded Amprat.
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* Yellow of the Waddle Dee Bros is seen using lightning in ''Webcomic/KirbyCardClash''.
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