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[-[[caption-width-right:350:Andy Dufresne: The man who [[EarnYourHappyEnding crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side]].]]-]

->''"God is in the rain."''
-->-- '''Evey''', ''Film/VForVendetta''.

A standard shot, usually done from above via a crane, that shows the character being gloriously and joyously rained on, [[FauxSymbolism obviously symbolic of a baptism and a new life/rebirth (or simply having a cleansing shower)]]. Most noticeable in the movie ''The Shawshank Redemption'', this trope has been aggressively adopted by TV and these days you can almost count on some character going through a life-changing event if it's overcast and a low pressure system is moving in.

This may or may not be caused by HappyRain. Compare to SymbolicBaptism. Contrast with PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath and CueTheSun.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In one of the final scenes of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', female Ranma stands in the rain, watching the [[PhlebotinumBreakdown flooded Jusenkyo]], and contemplating how he stopped caring about a cure to the GenderBender curse when Akane was in danger.
** Of course the fact that the springs are flooded isn't revealed until after she says all this, leading Akane to wonder aloud whether Ranma is just trying to put a good face on all of this ...
* Juri in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is subject to one of these after [[spoiler:Utena breaks the locket that has Shiori's picture inside]].
* Played with in ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' chapter 52. Koiwai has the appropriate stance, but it's because Yotsuba convinced him to put his umbrella down and enjoy the HappyRain -- of a typhoon.
* Subverted in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' when after [[spoiler:Nina dies]], Ed sits out in the rain. He says it's only making him wet and cold.
** And then gets even sadder when they start mentioning how Al and half of Ed's body can't even feel said rain. And then [[FromBadToWorse they were attacked by Scar]].
*** Played straight with the final opening sequence to ''Brotherhood'', however. The song is even titled "Rain."
* Subverted in ''Anime/PrincessSarah'', in an episode titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Redemption in the Middle of the Storm"]] -- Sarah braves an autumn storm to get Lavinia's dress cleaned, only for [[spoiler:Lavinia to falsely accuse her of ruining it in the first place. The further ill-treatment that this invites leads Sara to fall seriously ill.]]
* In ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'', during ''TSR'', after being recalled from his duty of protecting Kaname, Sousuke is shown to stand out in the rain thinking in deep contemplation. It's also around this time that he starts realizing how much he wants to remain by her side.
* Subverted in ''Manga/DeathNote''. Light gets heavily rained on as he [[strike:loses his mind]] has his transforming epiphany that killing lots of people is a very good thing to do.
* Subverted in ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'' where [[spoiler: it rains when Raphael confronts Mikael with his past. It marks Mikael's loss of mind and his start of darkness]].
* Inverted in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' as it begins to rain when Guts runs out [[FreakOut in a fit of emotion]] and the weight of the events during the Eclipse [[DespairEventHorizon finally begins to come down on him.]] After an encounter with the Skull Knight, Guts gives his famous ScrewDestiny speech, which pretty much signifies [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge THE turning point in Guts' life]].
* Played with then subverted with Vegeta in Manga/DragonBall Z after he's defeated by Android 18. He's in the rain recalling her mocking him, powers up, ''screams'' the rain clouds away with his ki then vows to surpass Super Saiyan to redeem himself in renewed confidence.

* In ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'', [[spoiler: Harvey Dent, free from his Two-Face persona, saves Batman from Hush during a CurbStompBattle in the middle of a rainstorm.]] The rain stops almost immediately after the battle ends.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Breach}}'', as the main character uses his powers to transform a possessed and mutated boy back into his original self (sealing his own fate as he does), the boy wakes up and notices it's raining.
* In ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', a fifty-five-year-old Bruce Wayne appears as Batman for the first time in ten years, just as a thunderstorm breaks the intense heat wave that had been gripping Gotham City. [[HesBack "The rain on my chest is a baptism--I'm born again."]]
%%%* Evey in the original ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' comic, reproduced in the film.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' does this at least once - Marv gets a great cleansing rain scene while he [[ContemplateOurNavels waxes philosophical]] about his killing spree and the final hit he's building up to do. Like the rest of the comic, done damn well, and plays out identically in TheMovie.
* ComicBook/{{Storm}} graced the cover of ''Comicbook/XMen'' like this in the issue where she and Forge broke up. He proposed to her in the previous issue and she said she'd think about it. In the issue with the rainy cover, [[PoorCommunicationKills he took her answer the wrong way]] and left both the X-Men and Storm to be with Mystique. Storm's response as he slammed the door? "I was going to say...yes..."

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Used at the end of the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' fanfic ''The First Tile'' where, after the Trill homeworld has had a brief and bloody civil uprising, it begins to rain in the capital city. One of the characters (a Joined Trill who was on the side of the rebels) comments that it may be just what's needed to heal their "sick, sad world."
* ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'': [[BigBad Checker Monarch's]] minion [[spoiler: Helping Hoof]], racked with guilt over helping Checker ruin Trixie's life, finally decides to pull a HeelFaceTurn while walking dejectedly in a rainstorm.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Cloud in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' has one [[spoiler:in Aerith's Geostigma-healing rain, after defeating Sephiroth. Horribly twisted the next moment though, as Loz and Yazoo take this moment to shoot him]].
* When Simba climbs Pride Rock at the end of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', it begins to rain. A clear case of the rain being "purifying" and symbolizing new life, as the sequence includes a gazelle's skull being dislodged and washed away.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Very well done in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'', the TropeCodifier, after the main character [[spoiler: breaks out of jail by slowly digging a tunnel over twenty years.]] Also, notably, its usage of the trope was not gratuitous or overly symbolic. First, [[spoiler:the rain is not merely a background event but an important point in his escape plan, it's a way of thanking it]]. Second, the man [[spoiler: crawled through 500 yards of sewer pipe to escape]], so he's also doing it (at least partially) for ''practical'' purposes.
** [[spoiler: "Andy Dufresne - who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean ''on the other side''." - symbolically and literally. ]]
* Done in ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'', when Bowen, a former knight who had given up on knightly virtues, renews his knightly vows before a statue of King Arthur in Camelot, in the pouring rain.
* Roy Batty, when he chooses to save Deckard's life at the end of ''Film/BladeRunner'' -- [[RedemptionEqualsDeath then dies.]]
** In the [[Film/BladeRunner2049 sequel]], [[spoiler: Officer K rescues Deckard from Luv's convoy but sustains fatal wounds in the process]], the first truly selfless act of his life and proving to himself his humanity.
* The climax of ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'' is Holly and Paul accepting each other and searching for Cat in the rain.
* The climax of ''Film/LadyInTheWater'' occurs in the rain. Earlier in the film, this gets [[ConversedTrope conversed]] by the cynical movie critic:
--->'''Harry Farber:''' Why does everyone like to stand around and talk in the rain in movies?
--->'''Cleveland Heep:''' Um... well maybe it's a metaphor for purification; starting new.
--->'''Harry Farber:''' No, it's not!
* The scene where the escaped convicts burst out of the sewer in ''Film/RaisingArizona''. The point is further driven by the fact that both Gail and Evelle emerge from the muddy sewer screaming like newborns; what makes it funny is that they won't ''stop'' screaming until the scene changes.
* The movie ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' uses this, with the added twist that the rain gets added intentionally by the show's producers. It's also parodied; a moment which would otherwise be perfect is ruined when it begins raining on Truman... and ''only'' Truman.
* Another Jim Carrey example is near the end of ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', when Bruce realizes that he's not cut out to wield the power of God and surrenders to Him.
* John Cusack has portrayed a redemption in the rain in many of his films, usually while wearing a trenchcoat. First portrayed in ''Film/SayAnything.'' More examples in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6d4XOWvmJc This Youtube Video]]
%%%* The 2009 movie ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''.
%%%* The climax of ''Film/FourWeddingsAndAFuneral''.
* Subverted in ''Film/RoadToPerdition'', in that every major death scene in the film is accompanied by the presence of water (a bath, rain, etc.) Of course, this just might be a case of RedemptionEqualsDeath as in the genuinely awesome silent scene where [[spoiler: Michael tommy-guns down Rooney and his bodyguards in the rain, complete with Rooney's last words, "I'm glad it's you."]]
* Inverted in the Tim Burton version of ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''; this type of shot is used, but it's to show [[spoiler:the beginning of the title character's descent into revenge-driven madness]].
* ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' pays homage to the ''Shawshank Redemption'' scene. This was unintentional, it was only after the movie was released that the scene was pointed out to the director as being extremely similar to the one in Shawshank Redemption and he retroactively decided it was paying homage to the movie.
* In ''Film/AFewGoodMen'', Lt. Kaffee has to go out into the pouring rain to convince Cmdr. Galloway to help him finish his case. It's a redemption for his previous drunk tirade, it shows how much he truly cares for Galloway, and it sobers him up for the movie's climax.
* Evey in ''Film/VForVendetta''. After[[spoiler: she finds out that V was the one keeping her imprisoned and tortured]], V takes her up to his roof, where she stands out in the rain.
-->'''Evey:''' God is in the rain.
* Towards the ending of ''Film/{{Holes}}'', as the detention camp is being closed and the main character has broken the curse on his family and the curse on the camp that makes it never rain there.
* When the leads reconcile and kiss in ''Film/ACinderellaStory''.
* Alex Proyas' ''Film/TheCrow'' does that a lot, especially moving when Eric [[spoiler: crawls out of the grave]] and returns to the cemetery in the end of the film, all the time accompanied by heavy rain. In fact, there's so much rain in the film that it originated one of its most important lines: "It can't rain all the time".
** Also inverted. At the end when things have finally been put right and Eric is at peace, it ''stops'' raining.
* The scene in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' where Thor tries to recover {{Mjolnir}} from SHIELD is a great example: he ''thinks'' he's going to be redeemed by getting his hammer back and returning to his former glory, but the trope is subverted when he fails and he falls into a HeroicBSOD. However, his path to ultimate redemption [[BreakTheHaughty begins with this failure]], so in that sense the trope is actually invoked.

* OlderThanRadio: In the poem ''Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner'' by Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, the day after the mariner's curse is lifted, a tremendous rainstorm appears, and the mariner stands in it, gulping down the water, so happy he believes he died and is in paradise. Note that he had also been about a week without any fresh water, so this also sort of symbolizes the idea that God/nature had forgiven him and was going to help him again.
* In Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez' book ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'', the sick town is healed by several years of rain. It still dies at the end, but at least have a brief time of peace before that.
* Subverted in ''Literature/TheRunelords'', where Borenson stands for a time out in the rain after slaughtering the Dedicates in Castle Sylvarresta only to find that their blood has dried and stuck too much to be washed away so easily.
* Played with: In Nick Cave's ''And The Ass Saw The Angel'', the sick town is made worse by several years of extremely dirty, greasy rain that kills all the sugar crops.
* A variation in the ''Literature/HeirsOfAsh'' trilogy: [[spoiler:Zed]] starts showing signs of renewed faith in the Frostfell while it's snowing.
%%%* Part V of ''Literature/TheWasteLand''.
%%%* Noah and his ark.
* Another variation from ''Literature/TheMillOnTheFloss'' sees estranged siblings Maggie and Tom Tulliver reconciling during a flood which devastates their community when the eponymous river bursts its banks. [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding Then they both drown]].]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Parodied on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' [[Music/TheLonelyIsland Digital Short]] "Wish It Would Rain" where an arrogant singer tries to create a music video where his lover leaves him and wishes that rain would come to wash away his tears and redeem his spirit. When he gets pissed on by a guy on the roof of a building (played by Jason Sudeikis), he curses out The Weather Channel and regrets not getting a rain machine for the video.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** In the first season, Faith falls apart in Angel's arms as it storms in ''Five By Five". The scene was quite powerful. According to DVD commentary, though, they were simply forced to film in the rain. But even if the rain in "Five by Five" was coincidental, the producers were clearly aware of the power of this trope. The original script called for a rain machine in the battle scene, but this was dropped for cost reasons - and then the skies cooperated with the producers anyway.
** Darla redeems herself by staking herself to allow Connor to be born. This happens in an alley as it is storming.
** After Faith [[spoiler:breaks out of prison to help pacify Angelus]], she has a minor breakdown in the shower.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** In the episode "This Year's Girl" that marks the start of this particular arc for Faith, she wakes from her coma after dreaming of being chased by Buffy, falling into an open grave, having Buffy jump in after her, and then climbing out, triumphantly, in a full "Shawshank" pose, with the rain coming down on her.
** Inverted in "Innocence", where Angel's 'curse' is lifted while he is out in the rain.
** "Amends" has an odd variation; redemption in the ''snow''. Angel is prepared to let the rising sun turn him into ash despite a desperate Buffy's efforts to talk him down, until a sudden snowstorm (in southern California!) blocks the sunrise. This freak storm is seen rightly as a sign from Someone Higher Up that Angel had a purpose on this earth after all.
* ''Series/{{ER}}'' used a rainstorm (and a flooded river) throughout the episode "Hell And High Water" which began the process of Doug Ross' redemption. The scene where he bursts out of the river (holding the rescued child in his arms, rain flooding down, illuminated by the light from a chopper) owes a lot aesthetically to the scene from Shawshank.
%%%* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' has one of these which - somewhat unusually for such a common trope - actually works.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'':
** At the end of the second season, President Bartlet stands out in the rain as he regains his drive and purpose, before facing the press and announcing that yes, he will run for reelection despite the legal and public battles over his concealment of his MS. This all happens over Music/DireStraits' "Brothers In Arms." We are also told that this storm is from a large hurricane, which has hit Washington out of season in a manner unprecedented in a century of recorded storm-watching. In a slight twist on this trope, the President is very Catholic and had just cursed out God, in Latin, in the National Cathedral, for what he felt was divine DisproportionateRetribution to said concealment (his secretary and CoolBigSis was killed by a drunk driver), so the baptism and rebirth imagery is not an accident even in-universe.
** The general idea of the trope is parodied in the fourth season, when Will Bailey - who has spent the episode hoping for a forecasted downpour to discourage late voters from going to the polls and thus prevent them upsetting the narrow victory his (dead) candidate is getting - basically stands in the middle of the street and orders the sky to start raining. Much to his surprise, it does so.
--->'''Elsie''': "What else can you do?
--->'''Will''': "I didn't know I could do that..."
* In its ninth season premiere, ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' achieved the impressive feat of having Redemption In The Rain on a reality show, as the rain begins pouring down just as a tribe member completes climbing a greased pole to retrieve the sacred rock. Even better, after a streak of losses, the tribe speculated they hadn't been treating the rock respectfully and placed it back on the top of a pole... and the rain began pouring down again. They won the next challenge.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' featured a sudden rainfall in the pilot episode, just after the crash. While everyone ran for cover, Locke sat in the rain and smiled joyously. This usage of the trope was unique in that we didn't find out till two episodes later why Locke was so happy [[spoiler: (prior to the crash, he'd been paralyzed).]]
* In the first season finale of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted is trying to stop Robin from going on a camping trip with her obnoxious co-worker (and subsequently sleeping with him because she's starting to fall for him) by making it rain. After spending all day performing a RainDance on his roof with no success, he finally breaks down into [[RageAgainstTheHeavens shouting at the universe]]. Cue thunderclap. The next scene has him joyously standing underneath Robin's window in a downpour, and they finally get together.
* In ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', Adelle has a "redemption in the shower" scene, although [[spoiler: it's not clear that she's becoming a new woman until the end of the episode.]]
* The final episode of ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' involves an intense battle in the middle of a rainstorm. The better part of the season saw the human race [[HumanityOnTrial being criticized]] for neglecting nature's welfare. Soaking wet, the Rangers affirm their commitment to protecting the Earth, after losing their powers and nearly losing altogether.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** ''Eternal'': An unusual version - [[spoiler:liquid kryptonite rains on Davis on his request, apparently killing him.]]
-->[[RedemptionEqualsDeath There aren't enough prayers in this world to give me redemption!]]
** ''Rabid'': The rain contained the cure for a ZombieApocalypse.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has a twist on this for [[spoiler: Gabriel]]. When he's caught in a ring of holy fire, he reveals that Sam and Dean are [[spoiler: Lucifer and Michael's vessel, respectively]] and that the reason he's always tortured them so much was because he always knew, but he didn't want it to happen. As Sam and Dean are leaving with Castiel, Dean switches on the sprinklers and tells him not to say that Dean never did anything for him. The scene ends with [[spoiler: Gabriel]] looking from the sprinkler to the Winchesters, looking unsettled. [[spoiler: The next time Gabriel shows up, he helps them, getting killed in the process.]]
* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' In episode 5: Spartacus redeems himself in the arena in after he kills Theokoles. Immediately afterward, it begins raining. The rain breaks the heat wave and drought that had been gripping the city. He is thereafter repeatedly referred to as "The Bringer of Rain."
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': In "Always", part of an epiphany that Kate Beckett undergoes after a series of life-crises over the course of the episode involves her brooding alone at a swingset in the middle of a torrential downpour at night. [[spoiler: This eventually leads to her going to Castle, and upgrading their relationship from WillTheyOrWontThey to TheyDo.]]
* In the miniseries ''Series/WivesAndDaughters'', Molly Gibson and her love get together when it's pouring rain. They assure each other about their mutual love and she promises to marry him, but they cannot go together and hug or kiss each other because there is infection of scarlet fever in his estate. No BigDamnKiss, no HeadbuttOfLove, so the tension is palpable, but it's a very satisfying almost-finale and a great romantic scene. Nice resolution, because Elizabeth Gaskell's novel was left unfinished ([[WordOfGod though her publisher knew they were meant to become a couple]]).
* In episode [[Recap/CommunityS2E24ForAFewPaintballsMore "For a Few Paintballs More"]] of ''Series/{{Community}}'', Troy welcomes the rain of orange paint from sprinklers with his arms open, smiling happily and looking relieved that the plan worked and they have defeted City College. (Though in reality, it was not over yet at that point.)
* ''Series/TheRanch'': It hasn't rained in nearly a year, and the titular ranch is failing. Colt and his father are arguing and about to come to blows when it starts raining. Colt claims he brought the rain.

* The music video for "Small Dark Lines" by British progressive metal band Music/{{Threshold}} features people painting a black line on their skin for each one of their regrets. It quickly escalates to people painting multiple lines on their bodies, including one man pouring a bucket of black paint over his head. Towards the end of the video, a sprinkler turns on from above to wash away the black lines, symbolizing a fresh start.
* The Music/DepecheMode song "But Not Tonight" paints a [[http://www.depechemode.com/lyrics/butnottonight.html portrait in words]] of just such a scenario.
* Music/TomWaits' songs occasionally make use of this, as in "Make It Rain" from ''Music/RealGone'' (quoted at the top), and "Little Drop of Poison":
-->''I always feel much cleaner\\
After it rains.''
* Music/TheWho's RockOpera "''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}''" concludes with the stirring "Love, Reign o'er Me", wherein the the schizophrenic main character finds redemption in the rain after having his illusions about the Mod lifestyle of the 60s broken down.
* ''Falling of the Rain'' by Music/BillyJoel subverts it. The rain represents life's struggle (and eventually mortality) in the song, and those who do not mind standing in the rain are saved.
%%%* Hillary Duff's ''Coming Clean''.
* Keith Urban's "Raining on Sunday" is about the re-connecting and re-birth of a romantic relationship.

* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', as Marius cradles Eponine when she's dying on the battlefield, it begins to rain. This prompts the TearJerker duet "Little Fall of Rain":
-->Don't you fret, Monsieur Marius
-->I don't feel any pain
-->A little fall of rain can hardly hurt me now
-->You're here - that's all I need to know
-->And you will keep me safe
-->And you will keep me close
-->And rain will make the flowers grow...
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare: the scene on the Blasted Heath where Theatre/KingLear contemplates his descent into homelessness and insanity during a thunderstorm, with only his faithful Fool for company.

* Video games don't do this one that often, but ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' - or more pointedly, the Compilation - seems to be in love with it. It starts raining in the original game right after {{Squick}}y MadScientist Hojo has been defeated, in ''Advent Children'' after [[spoiler: Sephiroth's defeat, and Kadaj's PietaPlagiarism death scene]] - complete with Cloud doing a 'cleansed hero' closed eyes pose - and '''twice''' in ''Crisis Core'' [[spoiler: it rains on Zack as he is forced to mercy-kill his mentor Angeal and rains on Cloud and Zack as the latter dies in the ending. That last one was in the original game, too]]. Rain, rain, go away...or just until the next poignant death scene.
** ''Advent Children'' at least plays with it a little. Sure, Cloud closing his eyes and striking that pose make for a cliched scene, [[spoiler:but it also allows the bad guys to sneak up and unexpectedly shoot him in the back.]]
** The original game has the scene with Cloud and Zack on the cliff in the rain, though it's a bit of an EasterEgg (or perhaps GuideDangIt).
* Featured in Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV, as [[spoiler: Thunder Hawk finally finds his lost girlfriend Julia during a downpour. In a TearJerker subversion, poor Julia has become an EmptyShell due to the horrible abuse and brainwashing from Shadaloo. (Though she may be able to get better.)]]
* Used and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest''.
--> Here goes nothin', VideoGame/KidIcarus
--> ''{Rather Dashing shoots an arrow and hits [[spoiler:the Kerrek]]}''
--> ARROWED!! Nice shot. You smote [[spoiler:the Kerrek]]! He lay there stinking.
--> A light rain heralds the washing free of [[spoiler:the Kerrek]]'s grip on the land. You're feeling pretty good, though, so the artless symbolism doesn't bug you.
* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' evokes this imagery during the loading screen of the Epilogue of the game. Captain Walker is standing out in the middle of a heavy downpour with his arms outstretched, welcoming the satisfaction of the cleansing water in the barren desert. Fittingly he has blood on his skin that the rain is washing off of his body, symbolically cleansing him of all of his guilt over what happened in Dubai. The Epilogue itself has no dramatic rain scene but it does offer him a chance to attain a redemption of sorts.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In the Heaven's Feel route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' a winter rainstorm brings this for both Shirou and Sakura. Shirou casts aside [[spoiler:his ideal]] so he can save Sakura, abandoning a path that would have turned him into an emotionless monster. Sakura discovers that despite years of abuse and her self-loathing belief she is unworthy of being loved, Shirou still loves her.

* Zimmy in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': Based on the [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=443 Power Station]] chapter, chances are that (natural, not artificial) rain washes away the illusions in her uncontrollable MentalWorld.
* In ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' Joyce and Walky get their own redemption in the rain, complete with a dramatic monologue that repeats throughout the finale.
* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1991188/dont-look-back/ it's raining]] on the day Jane is released from prison. She walks away [[spoiler: from her villainous family, her criminal career, and her entire past ...]] and never looks back.
%%%* Played straight, almost to the point of lampshading, in [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2009-12-23 Dominic Deegan]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' Galatea experiences her [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20080902.html redemption while stuck in a downpour.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'', when Oliver Stone arranges for one of these shots after he beats Martin Scorcese... only to have the camera slip off the crane and kill him.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' episode "Boxing Daria" features the title character storming out of her house to see her boyfriend after her parents admit that they split up for a night after arguing about her. On the way it starts raining, causing a multi-car pileup which she narrowly avoids and forcing her to head into a nearby diner, where she calls Jane and has a touching conversation that leads her to go back home and finish hearing her parents out.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''. Franchise/{{Batman}} travels through a sewer and emerges extremely filthy and exhausted. He stands in the rain and roars... only for the rain to suddenly stop.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "When It Rains", [[spoiler: Peridot]] stops being antagonistic towards Steven when he runs out into the rain. When she brings her hand out into the rain, choir-like music and VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}-like "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuLAHwrJwrU nice day]]" beeps play in the background.