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8th Aug '17 4:00:32 PM WildKatGirl
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Ah, UsefulNotes/TheSun. The celestial object around which our world turns. A ball in the sky that brings [[LightIsGood light]] to [[DarkIsEvil darkness]], life to plants, and warmth to all. It's also, of course, a giant nuclear furnace more than three hundred thousand times the mass of our puny little planet that burns more than six hundred twenty million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, the biggest source of energy for four light-years in any direction, so it's understandable that one might want to harness or replicate that kind of power.

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Ah, UsefulNotes/TheSun. The celestial object around which our world turns. A ball in the sky that brings [[LightIsGood light]] to [[DarkIsEvil darkness]], life to plants, and warmth to all. It's also, of course, a giant nuclear furnace more than three hundred thousand times the mass of our puny little planet that burns fuses more than six hundred twenty million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, the biggest source of energy for four light-years in any direction, so it's understandable that one might want to harness or replicate that kind of power.
8th Aug '17 8:22:36 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC expands upon this. Some new weapons and spells deal Sun Damage that is quite effective against undead enemies. The most notable and story-relevant is Auriel's Bow, said to have been wielded by the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Elven Sun God]] in battle. Besides dealing Sun Damage with each arrow, it has the unique ability to fire a "Sunhallowed" arrow towards the sun and trigger a rain of fire that blasts your enemies like a magical KillSat. It's also sought by a clan of vampires, who hope to pervert this power to instead cause TheNightThatNeverEnds.

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** Magnus, the "God of Magic" who served as the architect of Mundus (the mortal plane), provides an indirect example. Magnus created the sun (which is named after him) when he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere fled Mundus]] after realizing that the [[OurGodsAreDifferent et'Ada]] who participated in its creation would be greatly weakened and forever bound to it. Magnus punched a hole through to [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]], the realm of magic, as he escaped. The magical energy flowing into Mundus through the sun is what allows for the use of magic among mortals. Essentially, all magic in the ''ES'' universe is a form of the Power of the Sun.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC expands upon this. Some new weapons and spells deal Sun Damage that is quite effective against undead enemies. The most notable and story-relevant is Auriel's Bow, said to have been wielded by the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Elven Sun God]] Auri-El, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] TopGod in battle. Besides dealing Sun Damage with each arrow, it has the unique ability to fire a "Sunhallowed" arrow towards the sun and trigger a rain of fire that blasts your enemies like a magical KillSat. It's also sought by a clan of vampires, who hope to pervert this power to instead cause TheNightThatNeverEnds.
14th Jul '17 12:10:48 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'''s ''Dawnguard'' expansion, some new weapons and spells deal Sun Damage that is quite effective against undead enemies. The most notable and story-relevant is Auriel's Bow, said to have been wielded by the elven sun god in battle. Besides dealing Sun Damage with each arrow, it has the unique ability to fire a "Sunhallowed" arrow towards the sun and trigger a rain of fire that blasts your enemies like a magical KillSat. It's also sought by a clan of vampires, who hope to pervert this power to instead cause TheNightThatNeverEnds.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Throughout the series, all known bloodlines of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] are, at the very least, weaker in sunlight than they are at night. This ranges from a mild irritation which prevents natural healing and Magicka regen, to outright being ''burned'' by sunlight and potentially being killed by it. The Vvardenfell strain of vampires in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' are outright damaged by sunlight no matter when they last fed.
In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'''s ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', sunlight could kill them, the longer they went without drinking blood the more damage they took. Fast traveling in daylight could prove lethal. In ''Skyrim'' sunlight stops vampires regenerating health, stamina and magicka, something non-vampires can naturally do. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' includes a vampire bloodline who are ''not'' harmed by sunlight, but simply have far greater power during the night.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s
''Dawnguard'' expansion, some DLC expands upon this. Some new weapons and spells deal Sun Damage that is quite effective against undead enemies. The most notable and story-relevant is Auriel's Bow, said to have been wielded by the elven sun god [[OurGodsAreDifferent Elven Sun God]] in battle. Besides dealing Sun Damage with each arrow, it has the unique ability to fire a "Sunhallowed" arrow towards the sun and trigger a rain of fire that blasts your enemies like a magical KillSat. It's also sought by a clan of vampires, who hope to pervert this power to instead cause TheNightThatNeverEnds.
10th Jul '17 6:30:36 AM Carliro
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** Amonkhet has no actual sun deities per se, but two of the gods, Oketra and Hazoret, draw their magic from it's [[WeirdSun Second Sun]].
9th Jul '17 7:44:35 AM Carliro
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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]].
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.
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