Seeing Their Spirit in the Sky
Remembering a fallen friend by seeing a vision of their spirit in the sky.


(permanent link) added: 2013-01-09 05:38:13 sponsor: Larkmarn (last reply: 2013-04-22 23:10:53)

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Do We Have This One?? I posted it in Lost and Found and got no response.

A stock shot where a character remembers a friend or ally, and said friend or ally's image is superimposed over the sky (usually with a level of transparency).

Note that it doesn't necessarily have to involve a fallen friend, but usually one who isn't there for any reason.

Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
  • In Persona 4: The Animation, the image of "King Moron" appears when Yosuke remembers him arranging a school trip before being murdered.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]

[[folder:Literature]]
  • In Alan Garner's fantasy novel The Moon of Gomrath, the fallen hero Albanac is last seen in the sky. The stars rearrange themselves to show him outlined as a very clear constellation, riding off in the company of the Valkyrie-like Sisters of the Moon.
  • In Warrior Cats, when Firestar's going on his Quest, he sees his deceased mentor/leader Bluestar's face in the clouds, and she looks worried. This is right before Sandstorm goes missing in the flood.
  • In The Hunger Games a killed tribute is "honored" by having their face projected against the sky. Given the setting, this is likely deliberately invoking the trope.
  • Beasts of Gor: when the Kur Supervillain Lair explodes Tarl sees an image of Zarendargar in the sky. Done via technology in imitation of the Northern Lights.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]] In an episode of Black Sheep Squadron the young mechanic gets killed (during an air raid?) and at the end of the episode we see a still shot of him in the sky.

[[folder:Webcomics]]
  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja. At the end of the "DARE to Resist Ninja Drugs and Violence" arc, Doc explains to the readers that Frans Rayner's plan (to become the US President by killing the President) would have failed even without Doc's intervention.
    Dr. McNinja: You see, we were safe from Frans all along... Thanks to the real hero of this story... Ben Franklin. Thanks, Ben... wherever you are.
    [The face of Ben Franklin appears in the clouds. Doc's eyes grow wide with shock.]
    Ben Franklin's sky face: I didn't come up with those parts of the Constitution.

[[folder:Web Original]]
  • The video for Kikkoman Fight! features a cat remembering Kikkoman's help by envisioning his presence in the sky.
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