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27th Jun '16 3:15:09 PM margdean56
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** This was quoted in ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington At All Costs]]'' complete with birth-death motiffs.

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** This was quoted in ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington At All Costs]]'' complete with birth-death motiffs.motifs.



* ''Literature/ThePhoenixAndTheCarpet'' by Creator/ENesbit contains a phoenix (well duh) and a carpet. Now the Phoenix came with the carpet, as an egg which then burst into flash and released a small bird which then rapidly grew into an adult, English speaking, Phoenix. The carpet also grants three wishes a day and can fly and take the children on adventures.

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* ''Literature/ThePhoenixAndTheCarpet'' by Creator/ENesbit contains a phoenix (well duh) and a carpet. Now the The Phoenix came with the carpet, as an egg which then burst into flash flame and released a small bird which then rapidly grew into an adult, English speaking, English-speaking Phoenix. The carpet also grants three wishes a day and can fly and take the children on adventures.



* There is a short story (name currently unknown) about a group of modern-day people who capture a Phoenix and put it on display. They figure they can make a lot of money by televising the phoenix's death and firey rebirth so they do everything they can to convince the bird that it's dying. When it starts building a pyre, the people train their cameras on it and start their vigil. The phoenix regenerates all right--unfortunately the resulting fireball winds up taking out most of the observers and a huge chunk of the city with it.
* Creator/NeilGaiman wrote a story ("Sunbird") for his daughter's birthday about a group of gourmets who, having [[ExoticEntree eaten one of everything else on the planet]], are inspired to hunt and devour a phoenix by the oldest member of the group. The member who keeps their records looks back through it and finds that the club has tried this in the past, but the pages after each attempt are strangely burnt. [[spoiler:They find the phoenix, kill it, and cook it - but as they eat it, their bodies are consumed in flames. The old man who suggested the hunt is unharmed due to his habit of eating increasingly hot objects; in fact, he's done this dozens of times before, becoming immortal by regularly eating the phoenix.]]

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* There is a short story (name currently unknown) about a group of modern-day people who capture a Phoenix and put it on display. They figure they can make a lot of money by televising the phoenix's death and firey fiery rebirth so they do everything they can to convince the bird that it's dying. When it starts building a pyre, the people train their cameras on it and start their vigil. The phoenix regenerates all right--unfortunately the resulting fireball winds up taking out most of the observers and a huge chunk of the city with it.
* Creator/NeilGaiman wrote a story ("Sunbird") for his daughter's birthday about a group of gourmets who, having [[ExoticEntree eaten one of everything else on the planet]], are inspired to hunt and devour a phoenix by the oldest member of the group. The member who keeps their records looks back through it and finds that the club has tried this in the past, but the pages after each attempt are strangely burnt. [[spoiler:They find the phoenix, kill it, and cook it - -- but as they eat it, their bodies are consumed in flames. The old man who suggested the hunt is unharmed due to his habit of eating increasingly hot objects; in fact, he's done this dozens of times before, becoming immortal by regularly eating the phoenix.]]
18th Jun '16 11:56:15 PM nombretomado
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* A red creature type in ''MagicTheGathering''. As expected of the phoenix, they all have some way of coming back from the Graveyard if they're killed.
* ThePhoenix is the symbol of the Phoenix Clan in ''LegendOfTheFiveRings''

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* A red creature type in ''MagicTheGathering''.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. As expected of the phoenix, they all have some way of coming back from the Graveyard if they're killed.
* ThePhoenix is the symbol of the Phoenix Clan in ''LegendOfTheFiveRings''''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings''
16th Jun '16 6:02:17 PM nombretomado
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* Suzaku from ''{{Tenchu}} 2'' is a frightening parody of the phoenix's life after death theme.

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* Suzaku from ''{{Tenchu}} ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}} 2'' is a frightening parody of the phoenix's life after death theme.



* You can create these in ''{{Scribblenauts}}''. They're treated as a standard flying creature, and aren't flaming themselves, but they are attracted to fires--with the humorous result that you can tie a rope to them, tie the other end to something you want to move, and repeatedly move a fire that they'll chase after like it's a carrot on a fishing line.

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* You can create these in ''{{Scribblenauts}}''.''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}''. They're treated as a standard flying creature, and aren't flaming themselves, but they are attracted to fires--with the humorous result that you can tie a rope to them, tie the other end to something you want to move, and repeatedly move a fire that they'll chase after like it's a carrot on a fishing line.
16th Jun '16 2:59:05 PM DraceEmpressa
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* [[spoiler: [[MonsterLord the royal family of monsters]]]] in ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' are actually these. [[spoiler: they can only become an adult phoenix by receiving blessing from THE only adult phoenix, [[HiveMind and then merging into one creature]], just like the myth above. And they gain complete immortality by becoming adults. ]] This is the driving force of the plot: [[spoiler: Since becoming adult phoenix means complete immortality, the siblings must kill each other because there only can be one winner per generation.]] A physical body of a immature royal family usually is as weak as a human, unless they train themselves so hard like Gilliam does. [[BloodMagic Their blood is also magical]], [[LivingInBorrowedTime it temporarily revives a dead being]], gives it temporary immortality for a few days. After a few days, whoever drank the blood of the royal family must drink it again, but a single drop is more than enough for the next few days. Those who drink a royal's blood are called Blood Warriors, and only few personally chosen by said royals can be one, and becoming a Blood Warrior is considered one of the greatest honor in the universe, as personal bodyguard of the royal. Much later in the story, as phoenix is a being closely tied with fire, [[spoiler: the royal family do can unlock their fire powers without have to be adult phoenix, and capable of upgrading their Blood Warrior into Flame Warrior by putting an eternal flame into their warriors body, and unlike Blood Warriors, a Flame Warrior is not completely dependent on the royal he/she serves, as the flame will never run out of effect, unlike the blood. A Flame Warrior is also capable giving their flame toother Blood Warrior, as Keziah did to Madeline. A talented member of the royal family also capable of turning into half-phoenix-harpy-like being, just like [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/3601/13-058.0/compressed/nprincess_resurrection_v13_c58_130_131.jpg Emil]], even though he is NOT immortal because he never become an adult and already die, killed by his own vassal [[WingedHumanoid Sledge.]] [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/3601/20-087.0/compressed/jkaibutsuoujo087_001.jpg Hime too is capable of turning into a semi-phoenix being]] by absorbing her past and future selves , in order to defeat Sylvia who already absorbed Fuhito and both are very powerful to begin with, and cancelled both of her own and Sylvia's powers. After that, Lilianne, Sylvia, and Fuhito, who already lost their royal powers, [[HornedHumanoid is seen with some kind of horns on their heads]].]]

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* [[spoiler: [[MonsterLord the The royal family of monsters]]]] in ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' are actually these. [[spoiler: they They can only become an adult phoenix by receiving blessing from THE only adult phoenix, [[HiveMind and then merging into one creature]], just like the myth above. And they gain complete immortality by becoming adults. ]] This is the driving force of the plot: [[spoiler: Since becoming adult phoenix means complete immortality, the siblings must kill each other because there only can be one winner per generation.]] A physical body of a immature royal family usually is as weak as a human, unless they train themselves so hard like Gilliam does. [[BloodMagic Their blood is also magical]], [[LivingInBorrowedTime [[LivingOnBorrowedTime it temporarily revives a dead being]], gives it temporary immortality for a few days. After a few days, whoever drank the blood of the royal family must drink it again, but a single drop is more than enough for the next few days. Those who drink a royal's blood are called Blood Warriors, and only few personally chosen by said royals can be one, and becoming a Blood Warrior is considered one of the greatest honor in the universe, as personal bodyguard of the royal. Much later in the story, as phoenix is a being closely tied with fire, [[spoiler: the royal family do can unlock their fire powers without have to be adult phoenix, and capable of upgrading their Blood Warrior into Flame Warrior by putting an eternal flame into their warriors body, and unlike Blood Warriors, a Flame Warrior is not completely dependent on the royal he/she serves, as the flame will never run out of effect, unlike the blood. A Flame Warrior is also capable giving their flame toother Blood Warrior, as Keziah did to Madeline. A talented member of the royal family also capable of turning into half-phoenix-harpy-like being, just like [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/3601/13-058.0/compressed/nprincess_resurrection_v13_c58_130_131.jpg Emil]], even though he is NOT immortal because he never become an adult and already die, killed by his own vassal [[WingedHumanoid Sledge.]] [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/3601/20-087.0/compressed/jkaibutsuoujo087_001.jpg Hime too is capable of turning into a semi-phoenix being]] by absorbing her past and future selves , in order to defeat Sylvia who already absorbed Fuhito and both are very powerful to begin with, and cancelled both of her own and Sylvia's powers. After that, Lilianne, Sylvia, and Fuhito, who already lost their royal powers, [[HornedHumanoid is seen with some kind of horns on their heads]].]]
16th Jun '16 2:56:56 PM DraceEmpressa
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* [[spoiler: [[MonsterLord the royal family of monsters]]]] in ''Manga/PrincessResurrection'' are actually these. [[spoiler: they can only become an adult phoenix by receiving blessing from THE only adult phoenix, [[HiveMind and then merging into one creature]], just like the myth above. And they gain complete immortality by becoming adults. ]] This is the driving force of the plot: [[spoiler: Since becoming adult phoenix means complete immortality, the siblings must kill each other because there only can be one winner per generation.]] A physical body of a immature royal family usually is as weak as a human, unless they train themselves so hard like Gilliam does. [[BloodMagic Their blood is also magical]], [[LivingInBorrowedTime it temporarily revives a dead being]], gives it temporary immortality for a few days. After a few days, whoever drank the blood of the royal family must drink it again, but a single drop is more than enough for the next few days. Those who drink a royal's blood are called Blood Warriors, and only few personally chosen by said royals can be one, and becoming a Blood Warrior is considered one of the greatest honor in the universe, as personal bodyguard of the royal. Much later in the story, as phoenix is a being closely tied with fire, [[spoiler: the royal family do can unlock their fire powers without have to be adult phoenix, and capable of upgrading their Blood Warrior into Flame Warrior by putting an eternal flame into their warriors body, and unlike Blood Warriors, a Flame Warrior is not completely dependent on the royal he/she serves, as the flame will never run out of effect, unlike the blood. A Flame Warrior is also capable giving their flame toother Blood Warrior, as Keziah did to Madeline. A talented member of the royal family also capable of turning into half-phoenix-harpy-like being, just like [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/3601/13-058.0/compressed/nprincess_resurrection_v13_c58_130_131.jpg Emil]], even though he is NOT immortal because he never become an adult and already die, killed by his own vassal [[WingedHumanoid Sledge.]] [[http://z.mfcdn.net/store/manga/3601/20-087.0/compressed/jkaibutsuoujo087_001.jpg Hime too is capable of turning into a semi-phoenix being]] by absorbing her past and future selves , in order to defeat Sylvia who already absorbed Fuhito and both are very powerful to begin with, and cancelled both of her own and Sylvia's powers. After that, Lilianne, Sylvia, and Fuhito, who already lost their royal powers, [[HornedHumanoid is seen with some kind of horns on their heads]].]]
17th May '16 2:11:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* Bennu in TheDragonWarsSaga is a phoenix (it's implied that phoenixes are a species among Speakers).

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* Bennu in TheDragonWarsSaga Literature/TheDragonWarsSaga is a phoenix (it's implied that phoenixes are a species among Speakers).
8th May '16 2:30:58 PM Piromano80
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A common plot device is to have the protagonist first meet the phoenix as a sickly, dying pet of someone important. When the bird unexpectedly catches fires, circumstances lead them to expect said important person to blame them. but just as they're cringing and apologizing, TheReveal comes that this is a phoenix, just going through its rebirth cycle.

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A common plot device is to have the protagonist first meet the phoenix as a sickly, dying pet of someone important. When the bird unexpectedly catches fires, circumstances lead them to expect said important person to blame them. but But just as they're cringing and apologizing, TheReveal comes that this is a phoenix, just going through its rebirth cycle.
4th May '16 12:55:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Ushiromiya Battler, from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', has been likened to a phoenix a couple of times in Arcs 2 - 4. After [[spoiler:being turned into a soulless servant, tricked mercilessly by his rival and enemy, and ''fading out of existence'' after learning his parentage,]] he continues fighting Beatrice. May double as a reference to ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.

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* Ushiromiya Battler, from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', has been likened to a phoenix a couple of times in Arcs 2 - 4. After [[spoiler:being turned into a soulless servant, tricked mercilessly by his rival and enemy, and ''fading out of existence'' after learning his parentage,]] he continues fighting Beatrice. May double as a reference to ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
27th Apr '16 6:19:45 PM Mabus101
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* "Letter to a Phoenix" casts humanity in the role of the immortal bird: only humanity, of all sapient species, kills itself off periodically via warfare and thus never becomes moribund
6th Apr '16 1:19:44 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Swordquest}} Swordquest: Fireworld]],'' Tarra fights and briefly rides a giant fire hawk.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Swordquest}} Swordquest: Fireworld]],'' Fireworld]]'', Tarra fights and briefly rides a giant fire hawk.



* *Fawkes, Dumbledore's pet, saved Harry in the second book. He's introduced in the way mentioned in the trope description - bursting into flame while Harry is alone in Dumbledore's office. It's left obvious it's the same animal that is reborn, and it "dies" at least twice during Harry's stay at Hogwarts. While rare, phoenixes are a species rather than Fawkes being one-of-a-kind.

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* *Fawkes, ** Fawkes, Dumbledore's pet, saved Harry in the second book. He's introduced in the way mentioned in the trope description - bursting into flame while Harry is alone in Dumbledore's office. It's left obvious it's the same animal that is reborn, and it "dies" at least twice during Harry's stay at Hogwarts. While rare, phoenixes are a species rather than Fawkes being one-of-a-kind.



* age of Wonders had a phoenix as a rare, summonable creature. It was extremely powerful and when slain, would resurrect after 3 turns (unlimited).

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* age ''Age of Wonders Wonders'' had a phoenix as a rare, summonable creature. It was extremely powerful and when slain, would resurrect after 3 turns (unlimited).



* The InNameOnly ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian'' AnimatedAdaptation had a [[PollyWantsAMicrophone talking]] Phoenix as a SmallAnnoyingCreature. In the sequel series where the firebird was missing, Conan made an off-hand comment saying that he eventually ate it. To note that is was a small, young phoenix (with the power to enter a metal objects and become a symbol/decoration). In one episode it temporarily got its adult form and it was massive and powerful, easily carrying Conan on it's back.

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* The InNameOnly ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' AnimatedAdaptation had a [[PollyWantsAMicrophone talking]] Phoenix as a SmallAnnoyingCreature. In the sequel series where the firebird was missing, Conan made an off-hand comment saying that he eventually ate it. To note that is was a small, young phoenix (with the power to enter a metal objects and become a symbol/decoration). In one episode it temporarily got its adult form and it was massive and powerful, easily carrying Conan on it's back.
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