When a dark Knight leaves a blazing logo. It's become a common and recognizable trope in movies, but I'm wondering how common, looking for any examples? (1939) - Zorro leaves his mark in- Zorro's Fighting Legion Lighting up a hill side with a giant "Z' as warning to his enemies he's coming after them, and as a sort of signal for Zorro and the "Legion" to assemble. (A proto Bat-Signal? Which first appeared in Detective#60 (1942 ) (1994) - Used to great effect in the Crow. (1998) -The Mask of Zorro. This scene is a straight homage to the (1939) Zorro's Fighting Legion. A reminder, "you will never be rid of me." Also used in the (1998) opening credits. And again extensively through Legend of Zorro (2005) promos (2003) - The Devil leaves his mark. (2004) - The Punisher, rather elaborate setup, when and how he took the time? (2005) - FF. Not really dark avengers, but definitely follows the same trope. (Although well established in the comics first, anyone know when it first appeared?) (2005) - V for Vendetta, - Opening credits a flaming V logo is used. In the scene where he introduces himself to Evey, he slashes a "V" into a street poster, homage to Zorro's classic "Z" mark. - http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs5/2633939_o.gif Then in the fireworks create a giant blazing "V" (2008) - In The Dark Knight they somewhat used the idea for the ad campaign and poster. (2012) - And finally the last to follow the trend, it physically appears full blown in Dark Knight Rises... Any others ? Was it in X-Men did Phoenix ever make a flaming symbol? Ghost Rider? Hellboy?