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The ultimate expression of ShinyLookingSpaceships. See also InstantRunes, essentially the [[FunctionalMagic Magic]] version, and VolcanicVeins, an organic equivalent seen among {{Elemental Embodiment}}s. Equipping your car or computer with neons and strobes counts as TruthInTelevision to some degree, though it's well known these things need their own power supply to get them running.

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The ultimate expression of ShinyLookingSpaceships. See also InstantRunes, essentially the [[FunctionalMagic Magic]] version, and VolcanicVeins, an organic equivalent seen among {{Elemental Embodiment}}s. If you do this to a whole urban environment, it counts as a NeonCity. Equipping your car or computer with neons and strobes counts as TruthInTelevision to some degree, though it's well known these things need their own power supply to get them running.

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** Really a lot of bioluminescent sea creatures can resemble this: squids, jellyfish, certain fish, etc.


** Ancient Sheikah {{Magitek}} in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' exhibits this. Orange lines indicate Ancient Sheikah objects that Link hasn't activated or "solved," blue lines indicate the ones he has, and purplish-red indicates objects corrupted by Calamity Ganon's viscous Malice.

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** Ancient Sheikah {{Magitek}} in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' exhibits this. Orange lines indicate Ancient Sheikah objects that Link hasn't activated or "solved," blue lines indicate the ones he has, and purplish-red indicates objects corrupted by Calamity Ganon's viscous vicious Malice.


* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar FINAL'', Evoludar Guy gets them glowing through his skin sometimes due to his body being composed of G-Stone based NanoMachines or something like that.

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* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar FINAL'', ''Anime/GaoGaiGarFINAL'', Evoludar Guy gets them glowing through his skin sometimes due to his body being composed of G-Stone based NanoMachines or something like that.



** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''', whenever a character performs a Synchro or Dark Synchro Summon, the outline of the non-Tuner monsters glow (usually golden, but a white outline appeared when a monster had a Negative Level).

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** In ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''', ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', whenever a character performs a Synchro or Dark Synchro Summon, the outline of the non-Tuner monsters glow (usually golden, but a white outline appeared when a monster had a Negative Level).


* [[http://www.fastcolabs.com/3038890/rohinnis-lightpaper-is-incredibly-thin-and-printable Advancements in diode manufacture]] apparently allows for paper-thin, flexible and durable light sources of any size and shape (solid light strips being likely the most in-demand), at a fraction of the cost of traditional [=LEDs=].

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* [[http://www.fastcolabs.com/3038890/rohinnis-lightpaper-is-incredibly-thin-and-printable Advancements in diode manufacture]] apparently allows allow for paper-thin, flexible and durable light sources of any size and shape (solid light strips being likely the most in-demand), at a fraction of the cost of traditional [=LEDs=].


* A [[http://www.fastcolabs.com/3038890/rohinnis-lightpaper-is-incredibly-thin-and-printable recent advancement in diode manufacture]] apparently allows for paper-thin, flexible and durable light sources of any size and shape (solid light strips being likely the most in-demand), at a fraction of the cost of traditional [=LEDs=].

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* A [[http://www.fastcolabs.com/3038890/rohinnis-lightpaper-is-incredibly-thin-and-printable recent advancement Advancements in diode manufacture]] apparently allows for paper-thin, flexible and durable light sources of any size and shape (solid light strips being likely the most in-demand), at a fraction of the cost of traditional [=LEDs=].


* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Living Shards are described as having faint glowing lines on them, [[spoiler:the color of which seems to correspond to the spren type (Syl is blue, and Pattern is blood-red)]]. This is all but stated to be why the Shards of the Knights Radiant in one of Dalinar's visions lost their glow upon being abandoned by their holders: [[spoiler:they abandoned their Words, killing the spren]].

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* ''Literature/TheCosmere'' [[TheVerse 'Verse]]:
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''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Living Shards are described "Living" Shardblades, as having well as the [[PoweredArmor Shardplate]] of the ancient [[MagicKnight Knights Radiant]], is marked with faint glowing lines on them, in colors that correspond to [[spoiler:the color of which seems to correspond to the spren type (Syl is blue, and Pattern is blood-red)]]. This is all but stated to be why the Shards of Spren [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent spirit]] that [[EquippableAlly manifests it]]]]. When Dalinar has a vision of the original Knights Radiant in one of Dalinar's visions lost abandoning their glow upon being abandoned by Shards, they lose their holders: [[spoiler:they abandoned glow, since [[spoiler:the spren were "killed" by the Knights' violation of their Words, killing [[IntrinsicVow Oaths]]]].
** ''Literature/MistbornSecretHistory'': The Ire's fortress in
the spren]].
SpiritWorld of the Cognitive Realm has a glowing, fractal pattern across every solid surface, stemming from a large central cable. This appears to be a sort of power source that holds the "cognitive shadows" of real-world construction materials in place, when ordinarily they'd dissipate and reappear near the original rocks and trees.


** Various Blades in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' also feature TronLines that are normally blue in correspondence with their Core Crystal, whether on their clothing or somewhere on their body. As the Aegis, Pyra/Mythra have green lines in correspondence with their green crystal. [[spoiler:[[CannibalismSuperpower Flesh Eater Blades]] have a little bit of red mixed in with their blue lines.]]

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** Various Blades in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' also feature TronLines that are normally blue in correspondence with their Core Crystal, whether on their clothing or somewhere on their body. As the Aegis, Pyra/Mythra have green lines in correspondence with their green core crystal. [[spoiler:[[CannibalismSuperpower Flesh Eater Blades]] have a little bit of red mixed in with their blue lines.]] Titans have similar, but much larger lines that cross over with VolcanicVeins as they show the degree of ether flow through the Titan's body. [[spoiler: As the Titans are part of the Blade life cycle and were once Blades themselves, this isn't a coincidence.]]


[[caption-width-right:305:Looks Futuristic Enough. [[note]] The {{TropeNamer}}'s younger brother demonstrates [[/note]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:305:Looks Futuristic Enough. [[note]] The {{TropeNamer}}'s TropeNamer's younger brother demonstrates [[/note]] ]]


[[caption-width-right:305:Looks Futuristic Enough.]]

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[[caption-width-right:305:Looks Futuristic Enough. [[note]] The {{TropeNamer}}'s younger brother demonstrates [[/note]] ]]

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* Or the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/Dallas_Bank_of_America_Plaza_top_night.jpg]] Bank of America Plaza in Downtown Dallas, Texas ! Guys, can't believe it has to be a Frenchman that put it here !


* The ''Xenoblade''series features these a lot, and they glow even brighter at night:

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* The ''Xenoblade''series ''Xenoblade'' series features these a lot, and they glow even brighter at night:


** Various Blades in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' also feature TronLines that are normally blue in correspondence with their Core Crystal, whether on their clothing or somewhere on their body. As the Aegis, Pyra/Mythra have green lines in correspondence with their green crystal.

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** Various Blades in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' also feature TronLines that are normally blue in correspondence with their Core Crystal, whether on their clothing or somewhere on their body. As the Aegis, Pyra/Mythra have green lines in correspondence with their green crystal. [[spoiler:[[CannibalismSuperpower Flesh Eater Blades]] have a little bit of red mixed in with their blue lines.]]

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* The ''Xenoblade''series features these a lot, and they glow even brighter at night:
** In the [[{{VideoGame/Xenoblade}} first game]], the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Monado]] has blue lines, which are justified as Ether. The Face Mechon have red lines flowing throughout their body. [[spoiler:The red lines are later revealed to be veins for pumping the Homs pilots' blood through, and provide the Face Mechon their immunity to the Monado (at first), and the blood supply being cut off is indicated by it temporarily turning blue.]]
** The [[HumongousMecha Skells]] in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' have blue lines throughout their body, which are justified in game as fuel veins. The color of this fuel can be changed via customization, which also ties to the color of their engines.
** Various Blades in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' also feature TronLines that are normally blue in correspondence with their Core Crystal, whether on their clothing or somewhere on their body. As the Aegis, Pyra/Mythra have green lines in correspondence with their green crystal.


[[caption-width-right:305:Before and After.]]

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[[caption-width-right:305:Before and After.[[caption-width-right:305:Looks Futuristic Enough.]]

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