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->''The sun is a mass of incandescent gas''\\
''A gigantic nuclear furnace, Where hydrogen is built into helium''\\
''At a temperature of millions of degrees''\\

-> ''The sun is hot, the sun is not, a place where we can live,''\\
''But here on Earth there'd be no life, Without the light it gives.''

-->'''Later, upon having done their homework again:'''

->''The sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma''\\
''The sun's not simply made out of gas, no, no, no''\\
''The sun is a quagmire. It's not made of fire.''\\
''Forget what you've been told in the past.''\\
''(Plasma!) Electrons are free. (Plasma!) A fourth state of matter.''\\
''Not gas, not liquid, not solid, Ooh!''\\
''(Plasma!) Forget that song. (Plasma!) They got it wrong.''\\
''That thesis has been rendered invalid.''

-->-- '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants'''

This page is not about the color of pinkish-purple. Nor is it about those small, charming varieties of flowers that are known to attract butterflies. Nor is it about unintelligible webcomics. Or bloodstone.

This is about the ''other'' Helios. [[{{Pun}} And tropes about it]].

Okay, okay, enough beating around the bush. This index is for tropes regarding UsefulNotes/TheSun.

It chases away the night. It has been the focus of religious worship on every continent. It provides nearly every living thing on Earth with the energy it needs to survive. It is responsible for the very existence of our planet. It is Sol, UsefulNotes/TheSun, our mother star. And, naturally, it features prominently in the stories told by virtually every culture on earth. [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] fear it. Heroes [[RidingIntoTheSunset ride into it]] (and occasionally [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun blow it up]]). When [[KillItWithFire killing something with fire]] simply isn't enough, what do you do? HurlItIntoTheSun!

Compare ThisIndexEarth, ThisIndexIsOnFire, IndexOnTheMoon and StellarIndex.
!!Sun related tropes:
+ ThisIndexEarth
+ ThisIndexIsOnFire
+ WeatherAndEnvironment
++ PrecipitationIndex
++ TheseTropesWereFrozenToday

* AgainstTheSettingSun
* BinarySuns: A solar system with two suns.
* CueTheSun
* EndlessDaytime: Day that never ends, and a sun that never sets.
* TheFaceOfTheSun: An anthropomorphized sun with a human face.
* GraspTheSun: A character about to attempt a superhuman feat mimes grasping the sun.
* HurlItIntoTheSun: Destroying something by chucking it into a sun.
* ItsAlwaysSunnyAtFunerals
* LightEqualsHope
* LipLockSunBlock
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Sun-themed ElementalPowers.
* RaysFromHeaven
* RidingIntoTheSunset
* SinisterSentientSun: Evil living suns and sun-like beings.
* SolarAndLunar: Contrasting sun and moon motifs.
* SolarCPR: Reviving a dying sun.
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass
* StellarName
* UsefulNotes.TheSun: UsefulNotes about our sun.
* SundialWaypoint
* SunnySunflowerDisposition
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot
* WatchingTheSunset
* WeirdSun: Some fictional suns can be very strange indeed.