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24th Nov '17 7:43:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'': Used rather tragically in the climax. Cheerful Idealist Ai Tanabe is trying to make it to shelter across the lunar desert while carrying an injured companion [[spoiler:who is also now a terrorist and criminal.]] Ai refuses to leave her behind, even though the extra weight is slowing her down and burning her oxygen faster. She doesn't make it to shelter before her air runs out, and is faced with the choice of taking the other person's oxygen tank so that she will survive, or letting them both die. [[spoiler:She chooses not to take the oxygen; in the next clip we see her falling on the ground screaming and clawing at her throat while the terrorist sends up a flare gun to signal for help (ensuring her own capture and imprisonment.) Ai is later seen to have survived, but is permanently damaged.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'': ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'':
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Used rather tragically in the climax. Cheerful Idealist Ai Tanabe is trying to make it to shelter across the lunar desert while carrying an injured companion [[spoiler:who is also now a terrorist and criminal.]] Ai refuses to leave her behind, even though the extra weight is slowing her down and burning her oxygen faster. She doesn't make it to shelter before her air runs out, and is faced with the choice of taking the other person's oxygen tank so that she will survive, or letting them both die. [[spoiler:She chooses not to take the oxygen; in the next clip we see her falling on the ground screaming and clawing at her throat while the terrorist sends up a flare gun to signal for help (ensuring her own capture and imprisonment.) Ai is later seen to have survived, but is permanently damaged.]]



* [[Franchise/OnePiece Caesar Clown,]] [[MadeOfAir being a Logia user]] with the power to manipulate all types of gasses has the power to invoke this, in fact he does this quite often.

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* [[Franchise/OnePiece ''Franchise/OnePiece'': Caesar Clown,]] Clown, [[MadeOfAir being a Logia user]] with the power to manipulate all types of gasses has the power to invoke this, in fact he does this quite often.often.
* One dark ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Japanese radio drama has Jessie and James as the only survivors of a spaceship crash. In a romantically tinged moment, Jessie and James talk about their relationship while Jessie runs out of oxygen.
15th Oct '17 3:56:45 PM Argon2
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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' Planet Spaceball attempts draining the air from Planet Druidia's atmosphere with the Mega Maid, and people are seen gasping even inside buildings.

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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': Planet Spaceball attempts draining the air from Planet Druidia's atmosphere with the Mega Maid, and people are seen gasping even inside buildings.
15th Oct '17 10:50:53 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/CaptureTheFlag'': Frank's space suit is running dangerously low on oxygen after he, Mike and Amy escape from Carson's moon base, hench why he is forced to go back to the moon lander and replace his oxygen tank, leaving Mike and Amy to take on Carson themselves. He barely makes it in time.
12th May '17 3:11:52 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': A non-science fiction example, the Season 4 episode "Dukescam Scam" is a LockedInAVault episode where Uncle Jesse and series antagonist Boss Hogg accidentally become trapped in an airtight vault and a race against time ensues for series heroes Bo and Luke to find the only man who knows the combination to the vault. Viewers are constantly reminded how much time before the one hour's worth of air runs out.

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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': A non-science fiction example, the Season 4 episode "Dukescam Scam" is a LockedInAVault [[LockedInAFreezer Locked In A Vault]] episode where Uncle Jesse and series antagonist Boss Hogg accidentally become trapped in an airtight vault and a race against time ensues for series heroes Bo and Luke to find the only man who knows the combination to the vault. Viewers are constantly reminded how much time before the one hour's worth of air runs out.
12th May '17 3:10:40 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': A non-science fiction example, the Season 4 episode "Dukescam Scam" is a LockedInAVault episode where Uncle Jesse and series antagonist Boss Hogg accidentally become trapped in an airtight vault and a race against time ensues for series heroes Bo and Luke to find the only man who knows the combination to the vault. Viewers are constantly reminded how much time before the one hour's worth of air runs out.
27th Apr '17 5:02:32 PM AthenaBlue
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' Sunday strip featured a poem Calvin wrote about alien invaders who, rather than landing on Earth and conquering it, simply drained its oceans and atmosphere, while a crowd of people is seen shouting and gasping for breath.
-->The tube then sucked up the clouds and the air,\\
Causing no small amount of Earthling despair.\\
With nothing to breathe, we started to die.\\
"Help us! Please stop!" was the public outcry.
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': When Teal'c and O'Neill are trapped in a hybrid Goa'uld-human SpaceFighter stuck on autopilot, the main problem is finding a way to retrieve them before they run out of air. By the time the rest of the team reaches them (in a tel'tak shuttle), O'Neill is delirious from lack of oxygen (Teal'c is in a deep meditation in an attempt to conserve air).
* The three part pilot for ''Series/StargateUniverse'' is entitled "Air", after the first struggle they face on board the ship. There are major leaks spilling the air out into space which had to be fixed, one in a seemingly unreachable spot. Once they fix that, they find out the carbon dioxide scrubbers aren't working. D'oh.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': When Teal'c and O'Neill ''Series/{{The 100}}'':
** The Ark not having enough oxygen to sustain the life of their population is the entire reason that The 100
are trapped in a hybrid Goa'uld-human SpaceFighter stuck on autopilot, sent to the main problem is finding ground.
** In Season 2, people from Mount Weather can't survive on the radiation-soaked Ground without wearing
a way to retrieve them Hazmat suit. On several occasions, they run into trouble when their suits' oxygen tanks start running out before they run out can get back to safety.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has an episode where Brennan and Hodgins are buried alive with a limited amount
of air. By the time the rest of the team reaches them (in a tel'tak shuttle), O'Neill is delirious from lack of oxygen (Teal'c is in a deep meditation in an attempt They manage to conserve air).
* The three part pilot for ''Series/StargateUniverse'' is entitled "Air", after the first struggle they face on board the ship. There are major leaks spilling the air out into space which had to be fixed, one in
[[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard jury-rig a seemingly unreachable spot. Once they fix that, they find out the carbon dioxide scrubbers aren't working. D'oh.filter]] out of commonly available equipment.
** Not to mention puncturing the tires to release more oxygen.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]], a hospital is teleported onto the Moon -- thankfully the air's kept in a bubble around the building. Of course, that doesn't mean the oxygen won't start to run out . . .



* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has an episode where Brennan and Hodgins are buried alive with a limited amount of air. They manage to [[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard juryrig a carbon dioxide filter]] out of commonly available equipment.
** Not to mention puncturing the tires to release more oxygen.

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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has an In the pilot episode where Brennan and Hodgins are buried alive of ''Series/{{Odyssey 5}}'' a shuttle crew in orbit is faced with a limited amount this, on account of air. They manage to [[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard juryrig a carbon dioxide filter]] out of commonly available equipment.
** Not to mention puncturing the tires to release more oxygen.
Earth going boom while they are up there.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Smith and Jones" a hospital gets sucked onto the moon -- thankfully the air's kept in a bubble around the building. Of course, they've ''still'' got limited oxygen...

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Smith and Jones" a hospital gets sucked onto the moon -- thankfully the air's kept ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' episode "Requiem", [[spoiler:Magnus]] is shown trapped in a bubble around room with computer monitors indicating both falling oxygen levels and lethally increasing amounts of carbon monoxide.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': When Teal'c and O'Neill are trapped in a hybrid Goa'uld-human SpaceFighter stuck on autopilot,
the building. Of course, they've ''still'' got limited oxygen...main problem is finding a way to retrieve them before they run out of air. By the time the rest of the team reaches them (in a tel'tak shuttle), O'Neill is delirious from lack of oxygen (Teal'c is in a deep meditation in an attempt to conserve air).
* The three part pilot for ''Series/StargateUniverse'' is entitled "Air", after the first struggle they face on board the ship. There are major leaks spilling the air out into space which had to be fixed, one in a seemingly unreachable spot. Once they fix that, they find out the carbon dioxide scrubbers aren't working. D'oh.



* In the ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' episode "Requiem", [[spoiler:Magnus]] is shown trapped in a room with computer monitors indicating both falling oxygen levels and lethally increasing amounts of carbon monoxide.
* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Odyssey 5}}'' a shuttle crew in orbit is faced with this, on account of Earth going boom while they are up there.
* ''Series/{{The 100}}'':
** The Ark not having enough oxygen to sustain the life of their population is the entire reason that The 100 are sent to the ground.
** In Season 2, people from Mount Weather can't survive on the radiation soaked Ground without wearing a Hazmat suit. On several occasions, they run into trouble when their suits' oxygen tanks start running out before they can get back to safety.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* One ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' Sunday strip featured a poem Calvin wrote about alien invaders who, rather than landing on Earth and conquering it, simply drained its oceans and atmosphere, while a crowd of people is seen shouting and gasping for breath.
-->The tube then sucked up the clouds and the air,\\
Causing no small amount of Earthling despair.\\
With nothing to breathe, we started to die.\\
"Help us! Please stop!" was the public outcry.
[[/folder]]



[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheLydianOption'', the Tha'Latta use venting the atmosphere as a method of quelling prison riots in their asteroid prison - killing all of the prisoners inside. The human prisoners are forced to seek an escape facing an imminent venting.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Love and Rocket": the Planet Express ship computer (which has developed a crush on Bender and gone completely insane) cuts off the oxygen supply, so Leela and Fry have to wear spacesuits while they try to switch it off. [[spoiler:Fry notices that Leela's air tank is running low, so he sacrifices his own oxygen to keep her alive. He gets better.]]
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The above-mentioned Film/{{Apollo 13}} is of course based on the story of the real mission.
* The sinking of the ''Kursk''. In a tragically ironic twist, it was the emergency oxygen generators reacting violently with water leaking into the sub that killed off the final survivors.
* Hypoxia is a very real danger to people who operate at high altitude, such as mountain climbers and pilots. Though in this case it's not so much "running out" of oxygen as simply not getting enough of it from the atmosphere to begin with. One of the symptoms of hypoxia is a sense of euphoria, or a feeling of everything being a-ok. Hence, a piece of advice to novice pilots: [[ItsQuietTooQuiet If everything seems to be going well]], [[ProperlyParanoid check your oxygen.]]

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* The above-mentioned Film/{{Apollo 13}} is of course based on In ''Webcomic/TheLydianOption'', the story of the real mission.
* The sinking of the ''Kursk''. In a tragically ironic twist, it was the emergency oxygen generators reacting violently with water leaking into the sub that killed off the final survivors.
* Hypoxia is a very real danger to people who operate at high altitude, such as mountain climbers and pilots. Though in this case it's not so much "running out" of oxygen as simply not getting enough of it from
Tha'Latta use venting the atmosphere to begin with. One as a method of quelling prison riots in their asteroid prison -- killing all of the symptoms of hypoxia is a sense of euphoria, or a feeling of everything being a-ok. Hence, a piece of advice prisoners inside. The human prisoners are forced to novice pilots: [[ItsQuietTooQuiet If everything seems to be going well]], [[ProperlyParanoid check your oxygen.]]seek an escape facing an imminent venting.


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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Love and Rocket": the Planet Express ship computer (which has developed a crush on Bender and gone completely insane) cuts off the oxygen supply, so Leela and Fry have to wear spacesuits while they try to switch it off. [[spoiler:Fry notices that Leela's air tank is running low, so he sacrifices his own oxygen to keep her alive. He gets better.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The above-mentioned Film/{{Apollo 13}} is of course based on the story of the real mission.
* The sinking of the ''Kursk''. In a tragically ironic twist, it was the emergency oxygen generators reacting violently with water leaking into the sub that killed off the final survivors.
* Hypoxia is a very real danger to people who operate at high altitude, such as mountain climbers and pilots. Though in this case it's not so much "running out" of oxygen as simply not getting enough of it from the atmosphere to begin with. One of the symptoms of hypoxia is a sense of euphoria, or a feeling of everything being a-ok. Hence, a piece of advice to novice pilots: [[ItsQuietTooQuiet If everything seems to be going well]], [[ProperlyParanoid check your oxygen.]]
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9th Apr '17 10:25:07 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Sparks''', ''Franchise/RockRaiders''
''Toys/RockRaiders''
9th Apr '17 10:21:02 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/RockRaiders'', most of the later caverns have a limited oxygen supply, and Sparks will continually warn: "Your air supply is running out!" until you build enough Support Stations to maintain the oxygen levels. The actual AlmostOutOfOxygen point is when he starts saying, "Your air supply is running low." and you can hear a heartbeat over the background music.

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* In ''Franchise/RockRaiders'', ''Toys/RockRaiders'', most of the later caverns have a limited oxygen supply, and Sparks will continually warn: "Your air supply is running out!" until you build enough Support Stations to maintain the oxygen levels. The actual AlmostOutOfOxygen point is when he starts saying, "Your air supply is running low." and you can hear a heartbeat over the background music.
24th Dec '16 5:58:52 PM Lopiny
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-->''The crew complain of headaches. The air is heavy and stultifying. Conversations slur.''
24th Dec '16 5:58:03 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/SunlessSea'': The ''Zubmariner'' expansion has an oxygen meter whenever you've submerged, which can be refilled by resurfacing and finding vents in the zeefloor. It lowers slowly, so there's usually little risk of running out unless there's a fire on board or you're distracted, but if you get low on it you will have to resort to desperate measures to consume less, including ejecting wounded crewmen through the airlock.
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