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[[LighthousePoint Lighthouses]] are common sources of such lights. So are [[DiabolusExMachina fires and burning buildings.]] Ambulance lights/sirens are also used occasionally.

Can easily overlap with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic. See also SurvivalistStash for a similar place of hope and danger.

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[[LighthousePoint Lighthouses]] {{Lighthouse|Point}}s are common sources of such lights. So are [[DiabolusExMachina fires and burning buildings.]] buildings]]. Ambulance lights/sirens are also used occasionally.

Can easily overlap with WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic.FauxSymbolism. See also SurvivalistStash for a similar place of hope and danger.



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* ''VideoGame/WhenTheDarknessComes'': The "Follow The Light" segment involves the player being trapped in a black void and having to keep walking forward toward the distant, winding light. While trying to balance on a tiny beam they can't see.


* A long-dead character in ''VideoGame/Subnautica'' Paul Torgal, claims to have seen a light in the distance upon swimming deeper after his underwater base was attacked by a sea monster. Based on the creatures found nearby, one can reasonably assume that a Crabsquid did him in, after catching the scent of his blood.

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* A long-dead character in ''VideoGame/Subnautica'' Subnautica, Paul Torgal, claims to have seen a light in the distance upon swimming deeper after his underwater base was attacked by a sea monster. Based on the creatures found nearby, one can reasonably assume that a Crabsquid did him in, after catching the scent of his blood.


* A long-dead character in ''VideoGame/Subnautica'', Paul Torgal, claims to have seen a light in the distance upon swimming deeper after his underwater base was attacked by a sea monster. Based on the creatures found nearby, one can reasonably assume that a Crabsquid did him in, after catching the scent of his blood.

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* A long-dead character in ''VideoGame/Subnautica'', ''VideoGame/Subnautica'' Paul Torgal, claims to have seen a light in the distance upon swimming deeper after his underwater base was attacked by a sea monster. Based on the creatures found nearby, one can reasonably assume that a Crabsquid did him in, after catching the scent of his blood.



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*A long-dead character in ''VideoGame/Subnautica'', Paul Torgal, claims to have seen a light in the distance upon swimming deeper after his underwater base was attacked by a sea monster. Based on the creatures found nearby, one can reasonably assume that a Crabsquid did him in, after catching the scent of his blood.


* Subverted In the sequel to Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisMilosReturn'', Milo and his friends are trying to find answers to the curse of the Kraken that plagues a seaside town. However, on their way back to town, they get lost in a thick fog, but are able to see mysterious lights, which they believe lead to the town. However, following these lights lead them nowhere but off a cliff, and the source of the light is never explained.

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* Subverted In in the sequel to Disney's ''Disney/AtlantisMilosReturn'', ''WesternAnimation/AtlantisMilosReturn'', Milo and his friends are trying to find answers to the curse of the Kraken that plagues a seaside town. However, on their way back to town, they get lost in a thick fog, but are able to see mysterious lights, which they believe lead to the town. However, following these lights lead them nowhere but off a cliff, and the source of the light is never explained.


* "And we lights the city ... not just for him, but for all of 'em that're still out there. 'Cause we knows ... there'll come a night, when they sees the distant light ... and they'll be comin' home." (''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'', final words.)


* ''Series/TheDayOfTheTriffids''. After most of the world goes blind, the protagonist sees a blinking signal light one night, so marks its position on the window. The next day he goes to the building indicated by the mark and finds a small group of other sighted survivors. [[spoilers: Unfortunately they're at loggerheads with another faction who have different ideas about how to respond to the catastrophe, [[SafeZoneHopeSpot and our hero isn't out of the woods yet]].]]

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* ''Series/TheDayOfTheTriffids''.''Series/{{The Day of the Triffids|2009}}''. After most of the world goes blind, the protagonist sees a blinking signal light one night, so marks its position on the window. The next day he goes to the building indicated by the mark and finds a small group of other sighted survivors. [[spoilers: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately they're at loggerheads with another faction who have different ideas about how to respond to the catastrophe, [[SafeZoneHopeSpot and our hero isn't out of the woods yet]].]]


* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow:'' [[EarWorm "There's a light, over at the Frankenstein Place."]]

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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow:'' [[EarWorm "There's a light, over at the Frankenstein Place."]]"


* Subverted In the sequel to Disney's ''Disney?{{Atlantis}}'',''Milo's return'', Milo and his friends are trying to find answers to the curse of the Kraken that plagues a seaside town. However, on their way back to town, they get lost in a thick fog, but are able to see mysterious lights, which they believe lead to the town. However, following these lights lead them nowhere but off a cliff, and the source of the light is never explained.

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* Subverted In the sequel to Disney's ''Disney?{{Atlantis}}'',''Milo's return'', ''Disney/AtlantisMilosReturn'', Milo and his friends are trying to find answers to the curse of the Kraken that plagues a seaside town. However, on their way back to town, they get lost in a thick fog, but are able to see mysterious lights, which they believe lead to the town. However, following these lights lead them nowhere but off a cliff, and the source of the light is never explained.



* In '' Balto'', after a long trip, through all the dangers of the frozen territory, carrying the medicine, that the sick children of the town need, Balto is able to see the location of the town, because of artificially made northern lights, made by his love interest Jenna.

* Subverted In the sequel to Disney's Atlantis,''Milo's return'', Milo and his friends are trying to find answers to the curse of the kraken that plagues a seaside town. However on their way back to town they get lost in a thick fog,but are able to see mysterious lights, which they mistaken to belonging to the town,and almost fall of a cliff, while walking toward them. The lights are never explained, and appear supernatural.

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\n* In '' Balto'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'', after a long trip, through all the dangers of the frozen territory, carrying the medicine, medicine that the sick children of the town need, Balto is able to see the location of the town, town because of artificially made northern lights, made by his love interest Jenna.

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* Subverted In the sequel to Disney's Atlantis,''Milo's ''Disney?{{Atlantis}}'',''Milo's return'', Milo and his friends are trying to find answers to the curse of the kraken Kraken that plagues a seaside town. However However, on their way back to town town, they get lost in a thick fog,but fog, but are able to see mysterious lights, which they mistaken to belonging believe lead to the town,and almost fall of town. However, following these lights lead them nowhere but off a cliff, while walking toward them. The lights are and the source of the light is never explained, and appear supernatural.
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* ''Series/TheDayOfTheTriffids''. After most of the world goes blind, the protagonist sees a blinking signal light one night, so marks its position on the window. The next day he goes to the building indicated by the mark and finds a colony of sighted survivors.

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* ''Series/TheDayOfTheTriffids''. After most of the world goes blind, the protagonist sees a blinking signal light one night, so marks its position on the window. The next day he goes to the building indicated by the mark and finds a colony small group of other sighted survivors.
survivors. [[spoilers: Unfortunately they're at loggerheads with another faction who have different ideas about how to respond to the catastrophe, [[SafeZoneHopeSpot and our hero isn't out of the woods yet]].]]



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** There's also a theory the Astronomican inadvertently attracted the attention of an extragalactic HordeOfAlienLocusts that was passing through the empty voids of the Universe: the Tyranids. Were it not for the light they might have ignored mankind's galaxy.

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* In '' Balto'', after a long trip, through all the dangers of the frozen territory, carrying the medicine, that the sick children of the town need, Balto is able to see the location of the town, because of artificially made northern lights, made by his love interest Jenna.

* Subverted In the sequel to Disney's Atlantis,''Milo's return'', Milo and his friends are trying to find answers to the curse of the kraken that plagues a seaside town. However on their way back to town they get lost in a thick fog,but are able to see mysterious lights, which they mistaken to belonging to the town,and almost fall of a cliff, while walking toward them. The lights are never explained, and appear supernatural.

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* In ''Crock'', Commandant Crock orders a flare sent up as a beacon to the Lost Patrol, who have been wandering the desert for the past couple of decades.
-->'''Lost Patrol Officer:''' A flare from the fort! Do you know what this means?!!!
-->'''Legionnaire:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint The fort's sinking?]]
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