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22nd May '17 10:25:34 AM silverbolt1
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** ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''. Earth's yellow sun is what gives him (and other Kryptonians) his powers.

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** ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''. Earth's yellow sun is what gives him (and other Kryptonians) his powers. Even his blood is solar-powered, as {{Dracula}} found out [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth the hard]] [[YourHeadAsplode way]].
21st May '17 5:31:52 PM nombretomado
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** There are also spirits from the [[SpiritWorld Shadow]] which are basically sun elementals. These are noted as bearing a passing resemblance to fire elementals, but appear more transcendent and powerful (they're among the most powerful spirits in the Shadow) and also have a theme of bringing "illumination." They also attack darkness spirits (which are conceptual rather than elemental), and have a relationship with [[WerewolfTheForsaken werewolves]] (children of Luna) that ranges from "grudge" to "attack on sight."

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** There are also spirits from the [[SpiritWorld Shadow]] which are basically sun elementals. These are noted as bearing a passing resemblance to fire elementals, but appear more transcendent and powerful (they're among the most powerful spirits in the Shadow) and also have a theme of bringing "illumination." They also attack darkness spirits (which are conceptual rather than elemental), and have a relationship with [[WerewolfTheForsaken [[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken werewolves]] (children of Luna) that ranges from "grudge" to "attack on sight."
12th May '17 4:49:18 AM Grudgeal
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* Meridian from ''VideoGame/AtlasReactor'' has a sun-based theme and most of his skills and taunts are named appropriately. His ultimate, Zenith, creates a small sun floating over his head that shields him and allies.
21st Apr '17 8:01:00 AM rafi
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* [[Anime/NeoHumanCasshern Casshern]]'s limited power supply can only be recharged this way.


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* Epsilon in ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'', as long as he has time to (re)charge in sunlight.
21st Apr '17 7:54:44 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': [[spoiler:Yamamoto's bankai]] Zanka no Tachi is described as the embodiment of the Sun itself and even produces flames of 15 million degrees Celsius to approximate the temperature of the sun's core.
* Teppei from ''Anime/BtX''. It turns out to be the key to [[spoiler:taking down [[EldritchAbomination Raphaello]]]].
* In ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'', the God Verethragna (and Godou Kusanagi, who killed Verethragna and [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt gained his powers]]) can summon a white stallion made of the flames of the sun. It typically charges through enemies and incinerates them. It can only be used on a target who has committed great sins.



* Cure Sunshine from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure''.
* After [[spoiler:"eating" God]], Father from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is able to create mini-suns, [[LightIsNotGood which he uses to try to kill the protagonist.]]
** Or threatens to, in ''Brotherhood''.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'', Space Medafighter X's partner [=ArcBeetle=], with his FinishingMove, The Prominence. X even quotes the trope by name whenever [[{{Invocation}} invoking]] the attack. It helps that The Prominence is a ChargedAttack, considering his invocation is several sentences long.

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* Cure Sunshine ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''
** [=ShineGreymon=]
from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure''.
''Anime/DigimonSavers'' fits this trope perfectly.
** Apollomon in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''. Comes with being based on a solar deity.
* After [[spoiler:"eating" God]], Father from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is able to create mini-suns, [[LightIsNotGood which he uses to try to kill the protagonist.]]
**
]] Or threatens to, in ''Brotherhood''.
%%* Cure Sunshine from ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure''.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'', Space Medafighter X's partner [=ArcBeetle=], ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'': Akari. She's more strictly associated with his FinishingMove, The Prominence. X even quotes [[TarotMotifs the trope by name whenever [[{{Invocation}} invoking]] the attack. It helps that The Prominence is Sun]], but it manifests as FlamingHair and a ChargedAttack, considering his invocation is several sentences long.FlamingSword anyway.



* From ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'', Space Medafighter X's partner [=ArcBeetle=], with his FinishingMove, The Prominence. X even quotes the trope by name whenever [[{{Invocation}} invoking]] the attack. It helps that The Prominence is a ChargedAttack, considering his invocation is several sentences long.
* Anime/{{Pokemon}}:
** Solarbeam attack, anyone?
** There's also the Meteonite from ''Best Wishes''. Though the episodes are still postponed at the time, trailers and promotional material for the "Team Rocket vs Team Plasma" two-parter show that [[spoiler: the Meteonite is solar powered, and it can be made into an artificial sun that shines even at night. Its rays put pokemon under its control, which is why Giovanni wants to harness its power. At the climax of the story it apparently becomes a sun, as shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wCe5PWdu3m8 here at 1:29]].]]



* Teppei from ''Anime/BtX''. It turns out to be the key to [[spoiler:taking down [[EldritchAbomination Raphaello]]]].
* Anime/{{Pokemon}}: Solarbeam attack, anyone?
** There's also the Meteonite from ''Best Wishes''. Though the episodes are still postponed at the time, trailers and promotional material for the "Team Rocket vs Team Plasma" two-parter show that [[spoiler: the Meteonite is solar powered, and it can be made into an artificial sun that shines even at night. Its rays put pokemon under its control, which is why Giovanni wants to harness its power. At the climax of the story it apparently becomes a sun, as shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wCe5PWdu3m8 here at 1:29]].]]
* [=ShineGreymon=] from ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' fits this trope perfectly.
** Apollomon in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''. Comes with being based on a solar deity.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': [[spoiler:Yamamoto's bankai]] Zanka no Tachi is described as the embodiment of the Sun itself and even produces flames of 15 million degrees Celsius to approximate the temperature of the sun's core.
* ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'': Akari. She's more strictly associated with [[TarotMotifs the Sun]], but it manifests as FlamingHair and a FlamingSword anyway.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'', the God Verethragna (and Godou Kusanagi, who killed Verethragna and [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt gained his powers]]) can summon a white stallion made of the flames of the sun. It typically charges through enemies and incinerates them. It can only be used on a target who has committed great sins.
* ''Manga/{{The Seven Deadly Sins}}'', The Lion's Sin of Pride Escanor takes this trope quite literally with his ability "Sunshine", at midnight he is a scrawny and meek man, and is the weakest of all knights. But as the sun rises, his power does the same, as does his pride, transforming him into a muscled behemoth of a man as the day goes on until his power peaks at noon, where he is the most powerful of his fellow Sins, all the while radiating light and heat as if he were the Sun itself, after noon passes he loses his power before turning back into his smaller, weaker self at night as a part of a daily never ending cycle.

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* Teppei from ''Anime/BtX''. It turns out to be the key to [[spoiler:taking down [[EldritchAbomination Raphaello]]]].
* Anime/{{Pokemon}}: Solarbeam attack, anyone?
** There's also the Meteonite from ''Best Wishes''. Though the episodes are still postponed at the time, trailers and promotional material for the "Team Rocket vs Team Plasma" two-parter show that [[spoiler: the Meteonite is solar powered, and it can be made into an artificial sun that shines even at night. Its rays put pokemon under its control, which is why Giovanni wants to harness its power. At the climax of the story it apparently becomes a sun, as shown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wCe5PWdu3m8 here at 1:29]].]]
* [=ShineGreymon=] from ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' fits this trope perfectly.
** Apollomon in ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''. Comes with being based on a solar deity.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': [[spoiler:Yamamoto's bankai]] Zanka no Tachi is described as the embodiment of the Sun itself and even produces flames of 15 million degrees Celsius to approximate the temperature of the sun's core.
* ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'': Akari. She's more strictly associated with [[TarotMotifs the Sun]], but it manifests as FlamingHair and a FlamingSword anyway.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'', the God Verethragna (and Godou Kusanagi, who killed Verethragna and [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt gained his powers]]) can summon a white stallion made of the flames of the sun. It typically charges through enemies and incinerates them. It can only be used on a target who has committed great sins.
* ''Manga/{{The Seven Deadly Sins}}'',
''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', The Lion's Sin of Pride Escanor takes this trope quite literally with his ability "Sunshine", at midnight he is a scrawny and meek man, and is the weakest of all knights. But as the sun rises, his power does the same, as does his pride, transforming him into a muscled behemoth of a man as the day goes on until his power peaks at noon, where he is the most powerful of his fellow Sins, all the while radiating light and heat as if he were the Sun itself, after noon passes he loses his power before turning back into his smaller, weaker self at night as a part of a daily never ending cycle.



* The MarvelUniverse has a number of sun-using heroes: the original [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunfire_(comics) Sunfire]] (this one's also a [[LightIsNotGood total jerk]] though), his sister [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunpyre Sunpyre]], and the Exiles' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunfire_(Exiles)#Exiles Sunfire]]. As well as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunspot_(comics) Sunspot]], who in his current incarnation can absorb sunlight and release concussive blasts of solar energy, with a considerable heat and light projection component. At first he gained SuperStrength that was fueled by the Sun.
** ComicBook/TheSentry has "the power of a million exploding suns."

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* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse has a number of sun-using heroes: the heroes:
** ComicBook/XMen: The
original [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunfire_(comics) Sunfire]] Sunfire (this one's also a [[LightIsNotGood total jerk]] though), his sister [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunpyre Sunpyre]], Sunpyre, and the Exiles' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunfire_(Exiles)#Exiles Sunfire]]. Sunfire. As well as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunspot_(comics) Sunspot]], Sunspot, who in his current incarnation can absorb sunlight and release concussive blasts of solar energy, with a considerable heat and light projection component. At first he gained SuperStrength that was fueled by the Sun.
** ComicBook/TheSentry has "the power of a million exploding suns."
Sun.



* Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} has Sun Boy.

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** The Phoenix Force, described as "fire and life incarnate", literally ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga eats]]'' suns to replenish itself. In this instance, the trope established just [[OurGodsAreDifferent how very powerful]] it was. [[note]]In times of extreme frailty, such as during ''Endsong'', the Phoenix Force has tried to 'feed on' Cyclops, whose superpowers are powered by the Sun. [[/note]]
* Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}} ''Franchise/{{DCU}}'':
** Comicbook/LegionOfSuperHeroes
has Sun Boy.Boy. He can internally generate an almost limitless supply of solar energy, from the smallest candle flicker to a blistering furnace. He is also immune to virtually all forms of heat and solar radiation.
** ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''. Earth's yellow sun is what gives him (and other Kryptonians) his powers.



* [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Xadhoom]] obtained her [[PhysicalGod immense power]] by using the sun of her planet to change her into a star in physical form.
* The Phoenix Force, described as "fire and life incarnate", literally ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga eats]]'' suns to replenish itself. In this instance, the trope established just [[OurGodsAreDifferent how very powerful]] it was. [[note]]In times of extreme frailty, such as during ''Endsong'', the Phoenix Force has tried to 'feed on' Cyclops, whose superpowers are powered by the Sun. [[/note]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''. Earth's yellow sun is what gives him his powers.

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* [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Xadhoom]] Xadhoom from ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' obtained her [[PhysicalGod immense power]] by using the sun of her planet to change her into a star in physical form.
* The Phoenix Force, described as "fire and life incarnate", literally ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga eats]]'' suns to replenish itself. In this instance, the trope established just [[OurGodsAreDifferent how very powerful]] it was. [[note]]In times of extreme frailty, such as during ''Endsong'', the Phoenix Force has tried to 'feed on' Cyclops, whose superpowers are powered by the Sun. [[/note]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}''. Earth's yellow sun is what gives him his powers.
form.
11th Apr '17 7:18:44 PM WillKeaton
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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]]though 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.

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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]]though this 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]]. 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.



* In Gnosticism, the Sun is represented by the [[EldritchAbomination Archon]] Adonaios, though some sources list Iao instead (which otherwise stands for Jupiter). In a twist, however, since the Sun is an Archon, which work for [[GodIsEvil Yaldabaoth]], it is at best an [[LightIsNotGood hostile power]].

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* In Gnosticism, the Sun is represented by the [[EldritchAbomination Archon]] Adonaios, though some sources list Iao instead (which otherwise stands for Jupiter). In a twist, however, since the Sun is an Archon, which work for [[GodIsEvil Yaldabaoth]], Yaldabaoth,]] it is at best an [[LightIsNotGood hostile power]].
11th Mar '17 11:41:05 AM nombretomado
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** The same gun is a hidden weapon in ''MetalGearSolid4''.

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** The same gun is a hidden weapon in ''MetalGearSolid4''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''.
10th Feb '17 5:07:12 AM Chabal2
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** ''VideoGame/TouhouSoccer'', famous for its over-the-top spells (such as a 1,000+ km/h kick or killing a space station), sees Mima use what appears to be a goddamn ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDT-OlkYTI solar flare]]'' to... score a goal.


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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 in existence, and there's really nothing left to use it on afterwards.
2nd Dec '16 2:30:51 AM Ion288
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** Completely [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with some types of plants and fish who need little to no sunlight at all, some even [[WeakenedByTheLight hate]] the sun.

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** Completely [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with some types of plants fungus and fish who need little to no sunlight at all, some even [[WeakenedByTheLight hate]] the sun.
2nd Nov '16 1:43:25 PM Larkmarn
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** Wind power is mostly an example of indirect power of the sun, caused by water evaporation, air warmed at the ground rising, and other things. Not all wind power originates from the sun. Some power comes from the rotational kinetic energy of the earth.



* Human's nuclear fusion energy is routinely [[DiscussedTrope described]] as the power of the sun, even though the nuclear reactions are completely different.
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