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9th Nov '17 4:56:57 PM Carliro
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** In [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem A Royal Problem]] it is clarified that Celestia is holding back the true extent of her power... via the revelation of a hypothetical SuperPoweredEvilSide in [[LightIsNotGood Daybreaker]], who uses fire, red light and solar flares in devastating effects.
13th Oct '17 7:50:57 AM VicGeorge2011
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* The Shel Silverstein poem "Invention" from ''Where The Sidewalk Ends'' is about a child who creates a light that is powered by plugging it into the sun. The only problem, however, is that the cord isn't long enough.
10th Oct '17 12:39:08 PM Carliro
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* Many religions have one or more solar deity/ies, but how powerful they were tends to vary depending on how the religion. Helios from the Myth/GreekMythology had to ask Zeus to punish the people who ate his sacred cattle.[[note]]This may say less about his personal power level than about Zeus being after all the king of the gods while Helios still had a job to do.[[/note]] Amaterasu from Myth/JapaneseMythology is ruler of the gods, but powerless against her brother the storm-god Susannoo. Exceptions include [[Myth/LusitanianMythology Neto]], who was both a solar deity and a deity of war, and apparently a ''very'' powerful one at that. [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]] or [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Horus]] are powerful gods with the former being a creator-deity and the latter vanquishing the god of storms and chaos. Huitzilopochtli from Myth/AztecMythology was a god of sun and war and one of the most powerful deities. There's also Haemosu from Myth/KoreanMythology, Heavenly Emperor's son and a very powerful god(beating god of the river in a shapeshifting duel), and founder of the Buyeo and Goguryeo Kingdoms.
** Some systems had both a sun god and a personification of the Sun. For instance, in Greek mythology, Apollo was the "god of light" (effectively a solar deity), while Helios was the Sun itself. In Myth/NorseMythology, Sunna[=]/[=]Sól is apparently so powerful that only her shield protects us from fiery devastation, though that still isn't enough to save her from the wolf [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Sköll]] at the Ragnarok.

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* Many religions have one or more solar deity/ies, but how powerful they were tends to vary depending on how the religion. Helios from the Myth/GreekMythology had to ask Zeus to punish the people who ate his sacred cattle.[[note]]This may say less about his personal power level than about Zeus being after all the king of the gods while Helios still had a job to do.[[/note]] Amaterasu from Myth/JapaneseMythology is ruler of the gods, but powerless against her brother the storm-god Susannoo. Exceptions include [[Myth/LusitanianMythology Neto]], who was both a solar deity and a deity of war, and apparently a ''very'' powerful one at that. [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Ra]] or [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Horus]] are powerful gods with the former being a creator-deity and the latter vanquishing the god of storms and chaos. Huitzilopochtli from Myth/AztecMythology was a god of sun and war and one of the most powerful deities. There's also Haemosu from Myth/KoreanMythology, Heavenly Emperor's son and a very powerful god(beating god of the river in a shapeshifting duel), and founder of the Buyeo and Goguryeo Kingdoms.
Kingdoms. In Myth/NorseMythology, Sunna[=]/[=]Sól is apparently so powerful that only her shield protects us from fiery devastation, though that still isn't enough to save her from the wolf [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Sköll]] at the Ragnarok.
** Some systems had both a sun god and a personification of the Sun. For instance, in Greek mythology, Apollo was the "god of light" (effectively a solar deity), while Helios was the Sun itself. In Myth/NorseMythology, Sunna[=]/[=]Sól is apparently so powerful that only her shield protects us from fiery devastation, though that still isn't enough to save her from the wolf [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Sköll]] at the Ragnarok.
10th Oct '17 12:38:30 PM Carliro
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** Some systems had both a sun god and a personification of the Sun. For instance, in Greek mythology, Apollo was the "god of light" (effectively a solar deity), while Helios was the Sun itself.

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** Some systems had both a sun god and a personification of the Sun. For instance, in Greek mythology, Apollo was the "god of light" (effectively a solar deity), while Helios was the Sun itself. In Myth/NorseMythology, Sunna[=]/[=]Sól is apparently so powerful that only her shield protects us from fiery devastation, though that still isn't enough to save her from the wolf [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Sköll]] at the Ragnarok.
15th Sep '17 9:38:51 AM Carliro
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** In Ixalan dinosaurs of all thins are associated with the sun, and different stages of the sun are embodied by dinosaurian avatars.

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** In Ixalan dinosaurs of all thins things are associated with the sun, and different stages of the sun are embodied by dinosaurian avatars.avatars.
->"The Legion's conquistadores could endure Ixalan's sun. Their forts could withstand a charging ceratops. But nothing can stop a ceratops strengthened by the sun."
14th Sep '17 3:58:46 PM Carliro
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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' rewrote "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" [[RecycledInSpace with solar powers]]. They seem to be primarily life-related, allowing their vessel to regenerate injuries and someone else's age. They can be activated by song, and as of yet [[WhiteMagic no offensive uses have been seen.]]

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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' rewrote "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" [[RecycledInSpace with solar powers]]. They seem to be primarily life-related, allowing their vessel to regenerate injuries and someone else's age. They can be activated by song, and as of yet [[WhiteMagic no offensive uses have been seen.]]]] ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'' goes slightly further by [[spoiler:having her conjure protective light shields]], though she drops the healing aspect of her magic.
14th Sep '17 3:55:31 PM Carliro
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The power of the sun is a lot like a fun little cocktail of PlayingWithFire and LightEmUp, with an occasional side of [[ILoveNuclearPower nuclear weapons]]. Often associated with heroes, [[LightIsNotGood but not always]]. If elements oppose each other, the power of the sun will generally be opposite {{Lunacy}}. May also be in opposition to PowerOfTheVoid, which is associated with [[CastingAShadow Darkness]], [[AnIcePerson Cold]], and [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Black Holes]].

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The power of the sun is a lot like a fun little cocktail of PlayingWithFire and LightEmUp, with an occasional side of [[ILoveNuclearPower nuclear weapons]]. Often associated with heroes, [[LightIsNotGood but not always]].always]]; villains that use solar power, directly or indirectly through technology, are fairly common in science-fiction. If elements oppose each other, the power of the sun will generally be opposite {{Lunacy}}. May also be in opposition to PowerOfTheVoid, which is associated with [[CastingAShadow Darkness]], [[AnIcePerson Cold]], and [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Black Holes]].


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* Chanticleer in ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' can summon the sun through his crowing, and this is a plot point since everyone else needs him back to restore daylight. His crowing-sun-summoning extends to [[spoiler:ordering a rain of solar flares to hit the BigBad in the climax]].
6th Sep '17 12:40:17 AM ultimomant
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*** And, finally, there is now the ''de facto'' sun Pokemon, Solgaleo. Notably, it is a [[ExtraOreDinary Steel]] and Pyshcic type, as opposed to the more predictable Fire type, with emphasis on the sun's [[LightEmUp light]].

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*** And, finally, there is now the ''de facto'' sun Pokemon, Solgaleo. Notably, it is a [[ExtraOreDinary Steel]] and Pyshcic Psychic type, as opposed to the more predictable Fire type, with emphasis on the sun's [[LightEmUp light]].



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has the final summon Iris, which takes every enemy onscreen and applies HurlItIntoTheSun (and back). Unfortunately, it can only be taken after one of the most nightmarish BonusBosses in existence, and there's really nothing left to use it on afterwards.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has the final summon Iris, which takes every enemy onscreen and applies HurlItIntoTheSun (and back). Unfortunately, it can only be taken after one of the most nightmarish BonusBosses {{Bonus Boss}}es in existence, and there's really nothing left to use it on afterwards.
30th Aug '17 12:13:07 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Flavour has of course several solar deities from a myriad of planes. Represented in the cards are [[http://magiccards.info/shm/en/234.html The Oversoul of Dusk]] from Shadowmoor (though sadly only featured [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/db48a in a poem]], where she hid the Sun), and [[http://magiccards.info/ths/en/17.html Heliod]] from Theros, who [[spoiler:is the BiggerBad of the set's story and puts his [[LightEmUp sunlight]] [[LightIsNotGood to awful use]]]]. [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Pelor]] wouldn't be amused.

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** Flavour has of course several solar deities from a myriad of planes. Represented in the cards are [[http://magiccards.info/shm/en/234.html The Oversoul of Dusk]] from Shadowmoor (though sadly only featured [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/db48a in a poem]], where she hid the Sun), and [[http://magiccards.info/ths/en/17.html Heliod]] from Theros, who [[spoiler:is the BiggerBad of the set's story and puts [[spoiler:puts his [[LightEmUp sunlight]] [[LightIsNotGood to awful use]]]]. [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Pelor]] wouldn't be amused.
29th Aug '17 5:14:05 PM Carliro
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' puts sunlight in the white part of the color-pie. Shown to devastating effect in cards such as Wrath of God.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' puts sunlight in the white [[WhiteMagic white]] (and, occasionally, [[GreenThumb green]] and [[PlayingWithFire red]]) part of the color-pie. Shown to devastating effect in cards such as Wrath of God.


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** In Ixalan dinosaurs of all thins are associated with the sun, and different stages of the sun are embodied by dinosaurian avatars.
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