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[[caption-width-right:330:''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/details.aspx?name=Lightning%20Blast Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do.'']]]]

->''"Light our way!"''
-->-- '''Yuna casting Holy''', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''

Want to show how good and just your hero is? Then just use this counterpart to CastingAShadow: ''Light''! This frequently involves [[HealingHands healing]] and divine powers, although this can mean [[HardLight literal light]] as well. This may overlap with HolyHandGrenade if the powers in question are used to attack. Like most other types of elemental manipulation, the laws of physics give way to RuleOfCool.

Light has many similarities to fire, producing both illumination and heat. Thematically, however, fire is often presented as a primal or destructive force, whereas light is a protective force that literally illuminates the darkness. In some cases, light and fire overlap and sometimes intersects with [[ShockAndAwe electricity]] as well. All three of these powers may also possess qualities of purification or total destruction, depending on the work in question. See also ThePowerOfTheSun, as, in fiction, a solar power is occasionally a mixture of the powers of fire and light.

TheHero is likely to use this, and if so, is likely to be [[PersonalityPowers a saint]]. The hero is likely to learn this from the BigGood or the ObiWan, who will be the master of this. Alternately, a work may instead use LightIsNotGood, in which case, this may be used by the villain. In that case, similar to how TheSacredDarkness illustrates a way to portray CastingAShadow in a pure and holy fashion, a villanous or "corrupt" form of light may involve such lovely things as light so bright that it burns out the victim's eyes, causes his flesh to be brutally melted off, etc.

A SubTrope of ElementalPowers. Usually [[ElementalRockPaperScissors trumps]] [[CastingAShadow darkness]], though the reverse is also possible. [[MutualDisadvantage Or both, even]]. For double the fun, see YinYangBomb. See also ThePowerOfTheSun, which may or may not be related to this, depending on the setting.

This trope is Light purely acting as its own element. A SuperTrope to HolyHandGrenade, when Light attacks are fueled by [[LightIsGood good]].

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Light Card in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. She is a counter to her HalfIdenticalTwin, the Dark Card, and must be sealed along with her {{Foil}}.
* ''DNAngel'' features Dark's opposite who, in his very first appearance, uses what looks to be light-based magic. While having white wings. And glowing blond hair. Yet he is, by no definition of the word, [[LightIsNotGood good.]]
* Leo, the Stellar Spirit of ''Manga/FairyTail'', has this as his main power. Makes sense, since the Zodiac Leo is linked with the Sun.
** Jellal and his Heavenly Magic.
** Sting, the White Dragon Slayer can use this as his power.
** Makarov, Laxus and Mavis Are all capable of casting the light based Fairy Tail exclusive spells.
* The closest to genuine light powers exhibited in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' (not counting [[spoiler:Father's acquired [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar powers]] when he literally ate God]]) are the ones shown by Solf J. Kimblee, the psychopathic, AxCrazy Red Lotus Alchemist. His powers are explosions of intense, white light generated by the energy of combining the symbols he has tatooed on his hands, one standing for the Sun, fire, and gold and another standing for the Moon, water, and silver. In practice, it's more like throwing around [[StuffBlowingUp magnesium on fire]] than firing lasers, but works just as lethally.
* In the 2003 anime version ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', Hohenheim was able to transmute light, creating HardLight things.
* In the ''Manga/{{Mai-HiME}}'' manga, Haruka is given control over light with her Element and CHILD, Koumokuten.
* [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Admiral]] Kizaru from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a light [[ElementalShapeshifter Logia]], which means he can turn into light to avoid damage, as well as using it offensively in the form of [[FrickinLaserBeams giant ass building destroying lasers]].
--> '''Kizaru:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Have you ever been kicked at the speed of light]]?
* The MorphWeapon of ''Manga/RaveMaster's'' hero Haru Glory has a light-aligned form called Million Suns.
* Kei in ''{{Pretear}}'' is the knight of light. Also, Himeno, when she Prets with him, becomes, of course, Light Pretear. Her weapon is called Light Chackram.
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'':
** In ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', Cure Lemonade controls the power of light.
** Cure Happy from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' also has light as her element.
* Sunny Milk, from the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' official manga ''Eastern and Little Nature Deity'', has the ability to control the refraction of light. Of course, being a {{fairy}}, this is used mostly as a [[InvisibilityCloak cloaking device]] in her trio's pranks.
* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Minako Aino/Sailor Venus primarily uses light-based attacks. Her first attack that she uses is Crescent Beam, which is a beam of light.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' also has Divine Energy, whose primary signature is the golden glow that surrounds a user while channeling it. According to the manga, those humans who first wielded it were the inspiration for the stories of angels.
* Angemon and Angewomon of ''DigimonAdventure''. Angemon's "Hand of Fate" is his hand glowing with divine light which he proceeds to punch at the enemy. Angewomon has "Heaven's Charm" which works very much the same way.
* ''Words Worth'': [[LadyOfBlackMagic Maria]] is the adopted princess of the Tribe of Light and [[StoryBreakerPower an extremely powerful, high level Paladin.]] Meaning, this trope is her specialty. Her most powerful spell, by far, is her signature [[CallingYourAttacks "Mystral]] [[TeleportGun Window"]], which is the light magic equivalent of [[WaveMotionGun a wave motion cannon!]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* TangentComics' version of TheFlash used light as her power.
* The Ray from the Creator/DCComics universe can, according to TheOtherWiki, absorb, store, and process light and use the energy to fly and create bursts of light. The Terrills were also capable of manipulating external light, allowing them to create illusions and even solid light constructs, and to render themselves [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]].
* Dr. Light from the Creator/DCComics can manipulate light, originally thanks to a suit he stole, but afterwards, said ability became natural to his body. Mind you, while there is a good Dr.Light (a japanese female scientist) in the DC Comics, the original one was the ultimate form of LightIsNotGood, afterwards turning into a ''rapist''.
* Although MsMarvel was not able to do it at first, after she was experimented on by the Brood, she became capable of absorbing energy and projecting it, as well. Nowadays, being able to use photon blasts is one of Carol's signature powers. Her SpearCounterpart, the original Captain Marvel, was always capable of doing it.
* The second [[CaptainMarVell Captain Marvel]], Monica Rambeau, generates and turns into light as her main power.
* Radiance from Comicbook/TheInvaders can manipulate the light spectrum to create offensive blasts, as well as holograms and hard light constructs.
* Northstar and [[WonderTwinPowers his twin]], Aurora, from ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' and ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' are capable of flight and superspeed, and originally, if they came into contact with each other, they could generate bursts of light. Since then, their powers have been revamped so that the two are capable of doing so individually.
* Also, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' is able to convert sound into light for various purposes, including FrickinLaserBeams, holographic images, and blinding flashes of light.
* Tandy Bowen (Dagger of Comicbook/CloakAndDagger) is capable of creating daggers made of light for offensive purposes and can even purge addictions from people. Dagger also uses these light daggers to satiate her partner Cloak's hunger for light when he uses his TeleportCloak.
* ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' gives us the light-powered Majesdanians, who look [[HumanAliens exactly like humans]] when powered-down (or when they're wearing a certain type of metal), but look like rainbows in their natural state.
* The whole GreenLantern franchise is more or less based on this, with various factions being able to manipulate light of different colours of the emotional spectrum.
* On that note, ''Big Bang Comics'' features the Beacons, CaptainErsatz versions of the Green Lanterns whose powers are even more directly light-based -- different colored beams of light from their prisms have different effects. The Golden Age Beacon had his prism in a mining cap, even.
* Snowflame from ''TheNewGuardians'', who can generate light and white flames... from ''coccaine overdose''.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The MagicKnight, dwarven, noble protagonist in ''Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns''. While he is a GuileHero, he fulfills the necessary good/heroic requisites. The fact that he can cast a white battle aura which can get bright enough to illuminate corridors perfectly is just a side effect of the fact that [[spoiler:he can never really control the tear in the Veil he has anchored in his body, with said light being just extra magical power that automatically takes the shape of the Spirit of Honor, the DN's not-spirit-advisor, when he uses magic to perform extra-badass feats.]]
* Thanks to a light spell he learned early on, Paul in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' can make part or all of his body glow via his hair, teeth, and nails. This proves to be extremely useful and is the power he uses the most after his invulnerability. Once, in a rage, he generated some kind of laser blast from his fingernails. When at high strength, he can pump extra power into the light, to the point where he literally explodes.
* The character Helen Bennett has the power of light in the ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8751000/1/Guardian-of-Light Guardian of Light]]''. Her name also means 'light'.
* The party's resident [[TheMedic priest]] in ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorldSoldiersOfFortune'' proceeds to do this with a powerful healing spell that simultaneously hurts anything demonic during the Geffen Ten Guilds Raid. He repeats this with an exorcism spell, though it also has the unfortunate side effect of destroying anything desecrated - including unholy ground beneath their feet.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' - this seems to be Gandalf's main attribute [[note]]more than in the books[[/note]]. He can conjure a shield of light, enhance the sunrise to disrupt the Uruk-hai, and use white light to drive away the Nazgūl.
** Further shown in ''Film/TheHobbit'' trilogy, particularly in [[spoiler:his battle with Sauron]], where he conjures protective light fields.
* ''Film/{{Stardust}}'''s anthropomorphic star can [[CaptainObvious shine]]. Quite useful when [[spoiler:lit up to full power in the witch's abode]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Kendra, from ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'', glows - blindingly - to most mythical creatures, after [[spoiler: becoming Fairykind]] in the third book. She also takes possession of a talisman of light, which casts a large umbrella of light around her and her friends as they go to do what they do best - fight evil.
* Sam from the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series seems to have the power of light. When not using it [[FrickinLaserBeams offensively]], he can use it to provide light. Bette was also able to make her hands glow, [[spoiler: until Orc killed her.]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' gives us the Patronus Charm. Used to great effect in the movies. As well as the Lumos charm and subsequent derivations.
** The film version of the first book has Hermione casting a spell to replicate sunlight to drive off the Devil's Snare.
* In Teresa Frohock's ''Literature/MiserereAnAutumnTale'', only good guys can cast the light spell. It is not very powerful, but very useful for establishing yourself.
* In the second arc of ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheNobleDead'', the sage Wynn wields a magical staff that generates sunlight, which is capable of destroying the undead.
* Zeddicus from ''TheSwordOfTruth'' makes light "webs" (spells) these are epically destructive often manifesting in the form of large explosions.
* Gandalf in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' claims at the bridge in Moria to be "servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor." Anyone who's read the ''Silmarillion'' knows he's essentially saying "I'm an angel of God. Mess with ''me'', and I'll drop ''sunfire'' on your Balrog butt."
** In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', it seemed to have been the main power of the Vala [[StarPower Varda]], and to a lesser extent shown by Morgoth (in his earlier days, his eyes emitted a light that drove Maiar insane). The two trees of Valinor emitted a strong light, and afterwards the Sun and Moon were made from what was left of them, which became property of [[ThePowerOfTheSun Ariėn]] and [[{{Lunacy}} Tilion]], respectively. Part of their light was also encased in the titular Silmarils, giving them HolyBurnsEvil properties but also making them [[ArtifactOfAttraction Artifacts of Attraction]].
* Literature/LightAndDarkTheAwakeningOfTheMageknight: This is Syndil's awakening. [[spoiler: Ironic in that he betrays the Order of the Light.]]
* Alice in ''TheMagicians'' specializes in phosphoromancy, a magical discipline focused around the manipulation of light. You know how kids will burn ants with a magnifying glass? She creates a magical "lens" a mile wide to focus sunlight into FrickinLaserBeams.
* In ''Literature/SmokeAndShadows'', the heroes call upon "The Light of Yeramathia" to destroy the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Shadowlord]].
* In Literature/TheZombieKnight, Harper has the power of light alteration.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'''s Shining Form, as the name suggests.
* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'''s Lion Medal allows him to shine a blinding light.
* Lexa Pierce of ''MutantX'' manipulates light to blind her foes, generate lasers, and even become invisible.
* Castiel, an angel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', generates white holy light to burn out his enemy's eyes (and brains).
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[[folder:Music]]
DJ the S' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1oFz2YEv8 Disciple of the Light]]" is a compilation remix of Light-based themes from video games.
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[[folder:Religion]]
* Most solar deities, but several mythologies have deities specifically associated with light:
** Apollo, Hyperion/Theia and Aether/Hemera from ClassicalMythology
** Dagr, Freyr and Baldr from NorseMythology
** Endovelicus from UsefulNotes/LusitanianMythology
** [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] from [[Literature/TheBible Christian Mythology]] (given the origins of his name, also ClassicalMythology and HebrewMythology)
* Pretty much ''everyone'' according to UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}}; humans are shards of light trapped in human flesh that can reach their powers via enlightment, the Aeons live in greater realms of light, and even the [[GodIsEvil Yaldabaoth]] and his servants, in spite of traditional metaphors as "darkness", appearently are still capable of light powers, with the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Archons]] Iao and Adonaios being associated with the Sun and Jupiter and the archon Horaios having a name that means "light".
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Most good Clerics and Paladins in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' live and breathe this trope, and the game also has spells such as Searing Light, Sunbeam, and Sunburst, as well as the various Prismatic spells.
* ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' has the Celestial Song of Light, which creates a supernatural laser beam.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** Many (or possibly all, depending on how loosely you define this trope) White spells fall into this.
** Red also has a few spells that involve using light beams, such as the iconic [[http://magiccards.info/cmd/en/116.html Cleansing Beam]]. Like most Red spells, they are extremely agressive in nature, their purpose being to burn the enemies. White, [[LightIsNotGood of course]], still has similar spells, but they usually [[ThePowerOfTheVoid erase the victim completely]] instead of simply burning it alive.
*** [[http://magiccards.info/eve/en/60.html Puncture Blast]] in particular is interesting because flavorwise it seems to illustrate the "corrupted light" concept mentioned previously (the mechanic "wither" is basically flavored as, well, withering).
* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'', being comic books incarnate, has Light Control as a power, and it has plenty of sub-powers available.
* The Light Wizards of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' Fantasy use, live by, and ARE this trope. Their Light-related magic has many purposes: Daemon Fighting, Healing of the Soul and Body, and Illumination of the Mind and Darkness.
* Light is one Attribute of monster in the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game, and most monsters of the Attribute seem benign (most Fairy-Type Monsters are Light, for example)... But not all of them. LightIsNotGood occasionally applies with a few archetypes of monsters, such as the Fiend-Type Fableds and the Lovecraftian-looking Arcana Force monsters.
* The {{Exalted}}, in particular those of the Celestial variety, all begin to glow when they start throwing their powers around. While they do have plenty of benign powers, they were created to fight the creators of the universe...
** The Solar Exalted, unsurprisingly, have a fair bit of light imagery - they [[PowerGlows glow like the sun]] when they exert themselves and have plenty of other light-based tricks. Their Hellish mirrors, the Green Sun princes, have access to a few effects based on the [[SicklyGreenGlow Green Sun of Hell]].
** More literally, there are two Adamant Circle spells; ''Cleansing Solar Flames'', which burns every "creature of darkness" within several miles, and ''Light of Solar Cleansing'', which restores Shadowlands to normality by severing their connection to the Underworld.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* The Light element in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', including Takanuva, Toa Of Light.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Mildred, the final boss in ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart's'' story mode, uses light-based attacks (as well as light-based versions of [[SuperpowerLottery everyone else's Arcana]].
* [[LightIsNotGood Angels and Lumen Sages]] in ''Videogame/{{Bayonetta}}''.
* Lao from ''VideoGame/{{Bujingai}}'' can cast two light-related spells, the ''Ryuuseiken'' (Meteor Strike), which is a volley of [[BeamSpam light arrows]], and the ''Tenseiken'' (Heavenly Star Strike), which is the UpToEleven version combined with DeathFromAbove.
* Aurora, the titular ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' has Light-elemental magic in the form of Starlight and Light Ray. The former has less cast time and mana cost while the latter is stronger with a chance to [[OneHitKill instanly kill]]. Both spells are effective against Dark-aligned foes.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' - [[TheHero Crono]] has Heaven-elemental powers in the original Japanese version and Light-elemental in the DS version. [[note]]Although they're Lightning-elemental in the English version for SNES.[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' had the White element, which included light beams as well as [[HolyHandGrenade heavenly objects]] such as comets. Like Crono above, [[TheHero Serge]] himself is a White-innate.
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' gives us the Legacy Chain, a law-minded group of mystics who give low-level villains trouble by shooting them with light.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}}'' uses the path of astral magic, which is described as raw, unrefined magic derived from the celestial bodies.
* In ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', Ness has access to PSI Flash, which emits a bright flash of light that may OneHitKill enemies. Lucas can learn it in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', but it's less effective.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** The Holy/Pearl/Fade/whatever line of magic is often the strongest offensive light-element magic of its type.
** Continuing into ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' and it's sequel with the The Warrior of Light, Prishe, Kuja, and Aerith all specialize in holy and light based magic, while Cecil is a YinYangBomb
** Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' actually says "Light our way" when she casts Holy for first time.
** The summon Ultima from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and Alexander from other games.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Ashe's]] [[LimitBreak Quickenings]] are all Holy/Light based (with some ShockAndAwe too), and the second one - Heaven's Wrath - actually manifests as a giant ball of Holy/Light energy.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has Light as one of three magic types; it's strong against Dark magic and weak against Anima (and [[PlayingWithFire its]] [[ShockAndAwe three]] [[BlowYouAway sub-types]] by association) magic. While it is the weakest of the three types in regards to raw power (with the exception of the ''FireEmblemJugdral'' games, where it is stronger than Anima and on the same level as Dark), Light tomes weigh the lightest, which allows for priests and other mages to hit twice from the get-go. Many priests and promoted clerics (both start out only wielding Light magic or healing) also tend to have better skill growths compared to mages and shamans/dark mages, so Light magic garners ''plenty'' of critical hits. (Lucius from ''Blazing Sword'' is especially good in these regards). In ''FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Light magic is also super-effective against the monsters that the heroes must fight - even more so when wielded by a Bishop, thanks to the class's skill Slayer.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has a sword whose special attack consists of striking the enemy with rays of light (complete with LensFlare).
** [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn The third game]] ends with light being released unto the world as its own element to counter [[CastingAShadow darkness]].]]
* Cindel in ''JaysJourney'', though her skills overlap with HolyHandGrenade.
* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, it's common for the main heroes (Sora, Roxas, Xion, King Mickey, Aqua, and Ven) to have a tendency towards Light based attacks as their signature moves. The three exceptions are CastingAShadow and PlayingWithFire instead.
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', Lux (who actually says this trope) and Leona both use light - Leona uses [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]] specifically, while Lux uses light in general. Both have an emphasis on protecting their allies and hindering enemies, although they do it in different ways.
* Light is one of the elements from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon''. The users are Shana and Miranda. Furthermore, only a tiny number of monsters have this element.
* From ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' on, the series has light arrows as a requirement to defeat the FinalBoss. They are provided by Zelda in both ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' has the 'Divine' damage type, which is manifested on weapons as a yellow-white glow as opposed to normal red-orange flames for Fire. Curiously, [[LightIsNotGood evil characters are just as likely to get weapons that deal Divine damage]].
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' - Flash Man and Bright Man. Their weapons don't actually control light, though, instead settling on stopping time. Meanwhile, Gemini Man uses HardLight and FrickinLaserBeams.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': Optic Sunflower from ''X8'', who attacks with ''lots'' of laser-based moves, and Shining Firefly/Izzy Glow from ''X5'', who attacks with a huge laser. To a lesser extent are Sting Chameleon from ''X'' and Neon Tiger from ''X3'', who use optical lasers and ray sparks/laser claws respectively.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' Amaterasu can make the sun appear in the sky and change night to day. She is, after all, the sun goddess. [[spoiler:She is also weakened during the eclipse at the end of the game.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} 3'' and 4, the Light element appears. In the third, it's linked to the [[DualWielding Tenso swords]] and consist in an extremely fast, multiple slashing attack. In the sequel, Light magic releases a stunning flash of light followed by a BeamSpam attack.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', surprisingly, does ''not'' have a specific "light" typing in its wide-ranging ElementalRockPaperScissors System. However, it does have a few moves that are based around weaponizing light:
** The Normal-type Flash is used to blind the opponent/light up dark passages in the field.
** Lots of [[ShockAndAwe Electric-type moves]] also have lots of flashing effects. Even Thunder, which is actually more lightning.
** Solarbeam, a Grass-type move. And it's more efficient with Sunny Day, a [[ElementalRockPaperScissors Fire-type move]].
** Flash Cannon, one of the very few [[DamageTyping Special]] [[ExtraOreDinary Steel-typed attacks]] in the series. Jirachi's SignatureMove Doom Desire is similarly stated to involve concentrated sunlight.
** A number of Bug-type moves involve bioluminescence, and Bug-type attacks are [[ElementalRockPaperScissors super effective]] against Dark types.
** The [[PsychicPowers Psychic-type]] would probably be a stand-in for light.
** The [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairy-type]] introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' has a few light-based attacks and is super effective against Dark types.
* Yfus and Santes in ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'' use Divine spells, only a few of which are [[HolyHandGrenade Holy Hand Grenades]]. Tehgonan can also manipulate literal light.
* One character in each ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' game wields the Light-element. In the first game, it's the love interest; in the second game, it's the main character's cousin; and in the third game...it's a [[HighlyVisibleNinja Highly Visible]] McNinja.
* Expel/light spells from the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, which are OneHitKill attacks.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' - Zelda/Sheik's Final Smash is the Light Arrow, which comes from the arrows used to beat Ganon.
* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':
** The [[LightIsNotGood main villain]] of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' casts light magic and has a strong resistance to your own light spells, as do several of his associates and minions. Collete and Raine's offensive spells are also light-based.
** Ange Serena in ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' and Shing Meteoryte in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts''. For summons, Luna and Aska in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' and ''Symphonia'', or Rem in most other games with a Light spirit.
** [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Estelle]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' and in the PS3 version, [[ThePaladin Flynn]].
** Cheria Barnes and Richard in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces''. While the game lacks the standard elemental classifications for magic, they utilize spells that are of the light element in the other games, such as Holy Lance and Indignation. Also, Sophie has a definite light theme to her attacks, with the word "photonic" coming up a lot in her arte descriptions.
** ''TalesOfLegendia'' takes a different approach with this trope - Similar to every game, there are indeed light spells like Ray, Brilliant Lance, and Judgment, but there is no actual "light" element in the game - instead, all "light" spells are actually considered "Sea". While kind of weird sounding, it makes sense when the player realizes that the ocean is considered holy in the game world - and that by extension, [[MakingASplash Water]] elemental spells such as Spread, Aqua Laser, Malestrom, and Tidal Wave are ''also'' this!
* Lyla in ''[[VideoGame/VisionsAndVoices Visions & Voices]]''. The Wanderer can switch between light and dark skills using a skill called "Reverse Polarity", as well.
* ''Videogame/{{Warcraft}}'' has Holy Light, which heals the living and [[ReviveKillsZombie hurts the undead]].
* Wisp magic in the ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'' series is light-elemental. It also includes healing.
* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has both paladins and priests, who can use Holy spells to both heal allies and damage opponents. Discipline priests can actually heal people by [[http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=585 smiting]] their enemies. Officially, this isn't always drawn from light - for example, Tauren paladins draw their power [[ThePowerOfTheSun from the sun]], while night elf priests draw it from the moon. Visually, though, it always looks like light, and several races do draw it from the Holy Light.
* In the RealTimeStrategy ''UniverseAtWar'', the [[AncientAstronauts Masari]] has the ability to [[YinYangBomb switch between Light and Dark at will]]. Light is mainly focused on offensive capabilities, granting units slow but hard hitting attacks that cause additional [[KillItWithFire burn damage]]. The [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Matter Controller]] also charges up and fires Burning Wrath, a blazing PillarOfLight that shoots out from the ground beneath and functions exactly the same way as the American Particle Cannon in ''CommandAndConquerGenerals''. Pursuing the Light Matter branch further improves your army's offensive capabilities in Light mode but [[CripplingOverspecialization risks turning them]] into a GlassCannon due to vulnerability to hazards such as radiation and computer viruses. Light seems to represent [[LawfulGood justice]], violence and [[HotBlooded hot-bloodedness]], as evident by the Light Matter branch hero [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Lord Charos]], a BoisterousBruiser BloodKnight who charges into battle with a {{BFS}} and is willing to fight to the death.
* In ''Videogame/InFamousSecondSon'', Delsin can gain access to Neon and Video-based powers after defeating and absorbing them from other Conduits. Neon powers lets him fire precise blasts similar a sniper rifle and lets him run up walls while Video lets him fire a constant stream of light blasts and can give him [[PowerGivesYouWings wings for limited flight]].
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* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' - Angels have an affinity for light magic. They're not actually divine, holy, or [[LightIsNotGood particularly good]], mind.
* Lightbringer from ''Webcomic/{{Lightbringer}}'', who uses his hard-light and photon-manipulation abilities to fight the good fight in Pharos City.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', [[NewMeat Daryl]] is a brand-new Pacificator of Light. Users of light are generally considered to be weak, however ("feeblers"). So far, we've seen three different kinds of uses for light: Daryl, with her [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/PacificatorsVol3Chapter01n032Coursepr.jpg simple flare trick]], Osiris with [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/PacificatorsVol3Chapter03n147coarse.jpg his power of reflection]], and Aphrodite with [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/PacificatorsVol3Chapter03n117coarse.jpg her power of cloaking]]. [[spoiler: There is also a fourth kind, which [[ThePowerOfTheSun Daryl recently became the first person to ever discover.]]]]
* Ell from ''Webcomic/WhatsShakin'' is the main healer of the group.
* [[NonIndicativeName Despite its name]], the Light Aspect in ''{{Homestuck}}'' is primarily associated with fortune and information, rather than actual light. Instead, that role goes to Hope, which is also heavily associated with [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]].
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* From the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Neon, Strobe, Spectrum, Photon, Allustria, Fireworks, Peter Pan, Solar, Sunspot, Eclipse (who can also manipulate darkness), Dagger, Tinkerbell, Independence, Blue, Rave, Rainbow, Senhora Luz Solar, North Star, Shining Dawn, Brightstar, Eclat ("Burst" in French), Iris, Ushas, Moonshadow (who, like Eclipse, can also manipulate darkness), Tecza ("Rainbow" in Polish), Prezma ("Prism" in Russian), Ion, and Radian can all generate, control, and manipulate light in various ways.
* In ''VideoGame/TodayIDie'', the protagonist uses light to progress through the story.
* ''{{Neopets}}''' elemental system includes light - light-based weapons, Light faeries, etc.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'':
** Beacon can blast sunlight from his hands. He's on a team that hunt creatures of the night.
** Also, Prism, who may be known more for his healing powers, but who can also fire energy blasts and is definitely [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar-powered]]. Well, he ''is'' the avatar of [[GreekMythology Apollo]]...
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has a few characters who use weaponized light. Most of the members of New Wave have some form of light based abilities, as does Purity, [[LightIsNotGood a neo-nazi supervillain]].
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* Sunburn from ''WesternAnimation/{{Happily Ever After}}''; as the name implies, she can control [[ThePowerOfTheSun sunlight]]. Interestingly, she fits the [[PlayingWithFire fire archetype]] very closely, being HotBlooded, very easy to piss off and having red skin, unlike the usual "pretty and divine" light-themed characters.
* Almost all {{unicorn}} characters in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' have demonstrated the capacity of generating light with their horns at some point. Special points go to [[TheHero Twilight Sparkle]] (when her friends embody the Elements of Harmony). The [[PhysicalGod god-princesses]] (known in fanon as alicorns) Celestia and Luna command the Sun and the Moon respectively, so they most likely have this power as well, potentially considerably magnified. Celestia actually gets to demonstrate it in the Season 2 finale. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the villain she was trying to blast was boosted up on [[ThePowerOfLove stolen love power]] and won the BeamOWar duel.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' - Doctor Light. Actually manages to be more powerful than the Teen Titans themselves during his debut episode, except for [[CastingAShadow Raven]], who traumatizes him to the point that, by merely showing up, she defeats him instantly.
** This becomes a BrickJoke later on.
-->'''Raven''': Remember me?
-->'''Dr. Light''': (''weakly'') I'd like to go to jail now, please...
** And it's even worse for the poor sap in his last appearance in the series, when he decides to commit a crime in broad daylight while ''every Teen Titan in existence is in Jump City,'' having just defeated the Brotherhood of Evil. It's just too bad we never find out how ''that'' turns out.
* Stella from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' gets her powers from the Sun and the Moon, and her attacks consist of casting beams of light.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', light is more of a concept than an element, largely expressed in the form of [[SoulPower energybending]]. In the latter's Book 2, Raava, the spirit of light, is introduced - though she rarely displays actual photokinesis -, and in the finale [[spoiler:Jinora acquires light powers as well]]. Strangely, the villains, which supposedly stand for [[DarkIsEvil darkness]], can make use of light powers, Unalaq basically infusing water with light energy and Vaatu firing violet beams of light.
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