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4th Mar '16 3:05:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the conclusion of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', the sunlight takes 20 seconds to reflect off all of the shields and reach the underground chamber where it blows away Darkness.

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* At the conclusion of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', the sunlight takes 20 seconds to reflect off all of the shields and reach the underground chamber where it blows away Darkness.



* In one ScoobyDoo episode, the gang gets locked in an ancient temple. To get out, they need to reflect moonlight onto a symbol on the wall a la LightAndMirrorsPuzzle. However, instead of the light instantly appearing on the wall, we see a ray of light slowly bouncing between the mirrors until it reaches the wall. Worse yet, it misses at first, forcing Scooby to readjust just in time for another pulse of light to slowly move in and be reflected.
* Acknowledged in the epilogue of one episode of MagicSchoolBus involving a light-based pinball-like game.

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* In one ScoobyDoo ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' episode, the gang gets locked in an ancient temple. To get out, they need to reflect moonlight onto a symbol on the wall a la LightAndMirrorsPuzzle. However, instead of the light instantly appearing on the wall, we see a ray of light slowly bouncing between the mirrors until it reaches the wall. Worse yet, it misses at first, forcing Scooby to readjust just in time for another pulse of light to slowly move in and be reflected.
* Acknowledged in the epilogue of one episode of MagicSchoolBus ''WesternAnimation/MagicSchoolBus'' involving a light-based pinball-like game.
31st Aug '15 6:16:10 AM Arivne
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* At the conclusion of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', the sunlight takes 20 seconds to reflect off all of the shields and reach the underground chamber where it blows away Darkness. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VMWNnFoi2g#t=0m35s here]].

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* At the conclusion of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', the sunlight takes 20 seconds to reflect off all of the shields and reach the underground chamber where it blows away Darkness. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VMWNnFoi2g#t=0m35s here]].
28th Apr '15 9:58:18 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bones}}'': when Zack shows Booth & Brennan a mirror setup that the Gormagon used to watch the vault, he set off a laser beam that worked its way very slowly around the room.

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* ''{{Bones}}'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'': when Zack shows Booth & Brennan a mirror setup that the Gormagon used to watch the vault, he set off a laser beam that worked its way very slowly around the room.
20th Aug '14 5:03:18 AM justanid
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* ''Film/BladeII'' has technology that can make light move at different speeds, with really slow flash-grenades and regular full spectrum flashlights.
1st Sep '13 2:32:46 AM Viira
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* Light actually works this way in-universe in the Literature/{{Discworld}}. It's explained that this is because of the Disc's strong magical field distorting the way physical law works, slowing down light to roughly the speed of sound. In an extreme case, we find out that the Disc's sun[[hottip:*:a ball of flame roughly a mile across orbiting the Disc and the megafaunae which carry it]] actually travels at twice the speed of its own light ([[LampshadeHanging "this does not appear]] [[HandWave to cause any problems"]]. Indeed, we find that an observer will start seeing a relativistic red/blue frequency shift while travelling in a magically enhanced coach at the unprecedented speed of ''40 miles an hour''.

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* Light actually works this way in-universe in the Literature/{{Discworld}}. It's explained that this is because of the Disc's strong magical field distorting the way physical law works, slowing down light to roughly the speed of sound. In an extreme case, we find out that the Disc's sun[[hottip:*:a sun[[note]]a ball of flame roughly a mile across orbiting the Disc and the megafaunae which carry it]] it[[/note]] actually travels at twice the speed of its own light ([[LampshadeHanging "this does not appear]] [[HandWave to cause any problems"]]. Indeed, we find that an observer will start seeing a relativistic red/blue frequency shift while travelling in a magically enhanced coach at the unprecedented speed of ''40 miles an hour''.
20th Aug '13 3:37:35 PM Raincoat
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Normally, light moves so fast that it seemingly instantly jumps from point A to point B, or at least faster than the eye can follow. Not when this trope comes into action. In this case, you can see light bounce all over the place instead of instantly seeing the new setup.

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Normally, light moves so fast that it seemingly instantly jumps from point A to point B, or at least faster than the eye can follow. Not when this trope comes into action. In this case, you can see light bounce all over the place (evidently viewed by photons traveling at normal speed) instead of instantly seeing the new setup.
27th Mar '13 4:13:37 AM GTG3000
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** Granted, there is speculated to exist a 'faster kind of light, with which the slow light is seen', but who needs it, if noone can see it?

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** Granted, there is speculated to exist a 'faster kind of light, with which the slow light is seen', but who needs it, if noone no one can see it?
27th Mar '13 4:13:22 AM GTG3000
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** Granted, there is speculated to exist a 'faster kind of light, with which the slow light is seen', but who needs it, if noone can see it?
24th Nov '12 5:21:24 PM ferry
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* [[http://www.ted.com/talks/ramesh_raskar_a_camera_that_takes_one_trillion_frames_per_second.html Femto Fotography]], recording light at a pace of 0.6mm.
25th Jul '12 6:48:36 AM FELH2
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Normally, light moves so fast that it seemingly instantly jumps from point A to point B, or at least faster than the eye can follow. Not when this trope comes into action. In this case, you can see light bounce all over the place instead of instantly seeing the new setup.

When applied to beam/laser weapons, may overlap with PainfullySlowProjectile and/or FrickinLaserBeams, depending on just how slow the light goes.

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Normally, light moves so fast that it seemingly instantly jumps from point A to point B, or at least faster than the eye can follow. Not when this trope comes into action. In this case, you can see light bounce all over the place instead of instantly seeing the new setup.

setup.

When applied to beam/laser weapons, may overlap with PainfullySlowProjectile and/or FrickinLaserBeams, depending on just how slow the light goes.
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!!Examples:

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* At the conclusion of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', the sunlight takes 20 seconds to reflect off all of the shields and reach the underground chamber where it blows away Darkness. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VMWNnFoi2g#t=0m35s here]].

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Light actually works this way in-universe in the {{Discworld}}. It's explained that this is because of the Disc's strong magical field distorting the way physical law works, slowing down light to roughly the speed of sound. In an extreme case, we find out that the Disc's sun[[hottip:*:a ball of flame roughly a mile across orbiting the Disc and the megafaunae which carry it]] actually travels at twice the speed of its own light ([[LampshadeHanging "this does not appear]] [[HandWave to cause any problems"]]. Indeed, we find that an observer will start seeing a relativistic red/blue frequency shift while travelling in a magically enhanced coach at the unprecedented speed of ''40 miles an hour''.

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* ''{{Bones}}'': when Zack shows Booth & Brennan a mirror setup that the Gormagon used to watch the vault, he set off a laser beam that worked its way very slowly around the room.

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!!Examples:

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!!Examples:

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* At the conclusion of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', the sunlight takes 20 seconds to reflect off all of the shields and reach the underground chamber where it blows away Darkness. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VMWNnFoi2g#t=0m35s here]].

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[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Light actually works this way in-universe in the {{Discworld}}.Literature/{{Discworld}}. It's explained that this is because of the Disc's strong magical field distorting the way physical law works, slowing down light to roughly the speed of sound. In an extreme case, we find out that the Disc's sun[[hottip:*:a ball of flame roughly a mile across orbiting the Disc and the megafaunae which carry it]] actually travels at twice the speed of its own light ([[LampshadeHanging "this does not appear]] [[HandWave to cause any problems"]]. Indeed, we find that an observer will start seeing a relativistic red/blue frequency shift while travelling in a magically enhanced coach at the unprecedented speed of ''40 miles an hour''.

[[AC:{{LiveActionTV}}]]
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* ''{{Bones}}'': when Zack shows Booth & Brennan a mirror setup that the Gormagon used to watch the vault, he set off a laser beam that worked its way very slowly around the room.

[[AC:TabletopRPG]]
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[[AC:{{WesternAnimation}}]]
* In one ScoobyDoo episode, the gang gets locked in an ancient temple. To get out, they need to reflect moonlight onto a symbol on the wall a la LightAndMirrorsPuzzle. However, instead of the light instantly appearing on the wall, we see a ray of light slowly bouncing between the mirrors until it reaches the wall. Worse yet, it misses at first, forcing Scooby to readjust just in time for another pulse of light to slowly move in and be reflected.

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[[AC:{{WesternAnimation}}]]
[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* In one ScoobyDoo episode, the gang gets locked in an ancient temple. To get out, they need to reflect moonlight onto a symbol on the wall a la LightAndMirrorsPuzzle. However, instead of the light instantly appearing on the wall, we see a ray of light slowly bouncing between the mirrors until it reaches the wall. Worse yet, it misses at first, forcing Scooby to readjust just in time for another pulse of light to slowly move in and be reflected.
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