Originally Posted by bbf2
Isn't the Fantastic Four one actually Johnny's symbol to let the other three know to come to that place, (sort of like the Bat signal) and not a "calling card?" I know that's how it was used in the comics, don't remember exactly regarding the movies.
Sure, that's how the original Zorro's Fighting Legion one was used too, hence the running theme and why I included it from the start.
It could be used to call his Legion when he needed them to assemble, and simultaneously as symbol not just to his enemies to let them know that he's out there watching them, but also to the people he protects that he's out there watching over
It can serve several ends, IE everyone
can see it - ally or allies, villains, and also the general populace, hence the impact-full effect seems to be a running theme behind lighting it up. Unlike a "personal call".
Anyway, there are obvious fine points between each instance , but the running theme is still there in the repeated trope pictured.
Here is yet another instance- Any others?
From Smallville -