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14th Apr '16 4:58:58 PM RaisenRhaasen
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* The concept of another dimension accessible only through special means by special people has been featured in Neil Gaiman's " [[Literature/{{Neverwhere}} Everything]] [[Film/MirrorMask He's]] [[ComicBook/TheSandman Ever]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} written]] ".

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* The concept of another dimension accessible only through special means by special people has been featured in Neil Gaiman's " [[Literature/{{Neverwhere}} "[[Literature/{{Neverwhere}} Everything]] [[Film/MirrorMask He's]] [[ComicBook/TheSandman Ever]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} written]] ".Written]]".
22nd Feb '16 7:25:52 AM Clare
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* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' includes a few examples:
** Shogoth, the demon from "A Demon in His Pocket", evidently comes from another dimension. However, the dimension in question is only glimpsed briefly towards the end when Shogoth decides he would rather go home than serve Ming - and have to face the Defenders again.
** The Shadow Void from "The Evil of Doctor Dark" and its sequel, "The Return of Doctor Dark"
** The Nightworld from "Doorways into Darkness", where Ming plans to unleash the Night Giants on Earth
** Bodhidama from "The Gods Awake". Mandrake lures the destroyer god Shiva into Bodhidama, but seems set to lose the battle (and his life) until his mentor contacts him and tells him that, while he is in Bodhidama, his normally illusory powers are real.
** The Land of Magic from "The Mystery of the Book", the last episode in the "Book of Enigmas" arc
** Graviton, the main antagonist in the "Necklace of Oros" arc, comes to Earth from another dimension to reclaim the titular necklace, which spends most of the arc in Jedda's possession.
18th Jan '16 9:30:09 AM Discar
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Travel to and from another dimension is usually via some sort of [[PortalDoor door, vortex, portal, gate, window]] -- the exact term depends on the story. Sometimes some kind of [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleportation]] suffices. Characters might need the aid of WeirdnessSearchAndRescue to get home. Entering the dimension can sometimes be used as an ExtradimensionalShortcut.

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Travel to and from another dimension is usually via some sort of [[PortalDoor door, vortex, portal, gate, window]] -- the exact term depends on the story. Sometimes some kind of [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleportation]] {{teleportation}} suffices. Characters might need the aid of WeirdnessSearchAndRescue to get home. Entering the dimension can sometimes be used as an ExtradimensionalShortcut.



* A Franchise/WonderWoman villain called The Angler adopts a weapon that allows him to manipulate dimensions, giving him [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleporting]], TimeTravel and travel of TheMultiverse.

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* A Franchise/WonderWoman villain called The Angler adopts a weapon that allows him to manipulate dimensions, giving him [[TransportersAndTeleporters [[{{Teleportation}} teleporting]], TimeTravel and travel of TheMultiverse.
12th Jan '16 11:30:36 PM Doug86
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* Mr. Mxyzptlk, of the ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' comics, is from the 5th dimension, a world where everyone's nigh-omnipotent and there's a month called Pants.

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* Mr. Mxyzptlk, of the ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, is from the 5th dimension, a world where everyone's nigh-omnipotent and there's a month called Pants.
4th Dec '15 6:52:55 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''VideoGame/Corpse Party'', the main characters are transported to another dimension.

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* In ''VideoGame/Corpse Party'', ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'', the main characters are transported to another dimension.
4th Dec '15 6:00:07 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* * Creator/BrianLumley's ''Literature/{{Necroscope}}'' and ''Literature/TitusCrow series''.

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* * Creator/BrianLumley's ''Literature/{{Necroscope}}'' and ''Literature/TitusCrow series''.
28th Nov '15 10:26:35 PM SoSmol
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* In ''VideoGame/Corpse Party'', the main characters are transported to another dimension.
25th Nov '15 5:13:28 PM Austin
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* This is also Marvel's favorite HandWave whenever something requires physics-breaking power; [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]'s extra mass is taken from one, [[ComicBook/XMen Nightcrawler]] travels through one when teleporting, and ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} gets his eyebeams from one where relativity works differently.

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* This is also Marvel's favorite HandWave whenever something requires physics-breaking power; [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]'s extra mass is taken from one, [[ComicBook/XMen Nightcrawler]] ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} travels through one when teleporting, and ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} gets his eyebeams from one where relativity works differently.
14th Nov '15 11:39:22 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* The Otherworld in ''Manga/YozakuraQuartet''

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* %%* The Otherworld in ''Manga/YozakuraQuartet''



* ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' comes from a realm with very different dimensional properties.
* A WonderWoman villain called The Angler adopts a weapon that allows him to manipulate dimensions, giving him [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleporting]], TimeTravel and travel of TheMultiverse.
* MarvelComics has an Angler, too; a very minor character with only two appearances, he was radically transformed by being in Another Dimension and though he returns from it, isn't quite suited to "normal" space and tends to be in two places at once. Not to mention crazy, deformed and speaking in weird symbols that look like broken glass.
* The old Earth-One and Earth-Two of DCComics, now replaced by the Fifty-Two.
* The MarvelUniverse is number 616 out of thousands.

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* ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' comes from a realm with very different dimensional properties.
* A WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman villain called The Angler adopts a weapon that allows him to manipulate dimensions, giving him [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleporting]], TimeTravel and travel of TheMultiverse.
* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has an Angler, too; a very minor character with only two appearances, he was radically transformed by being in Another Dimension and though he returns from it, isn't quite suited to "normal" space and tends to be in two places at once. Not to mention crazy, deformed and speaking in weird symbols that look like broken glass.
* The old Earth-One and Earth-Two of DCComics, Creator/DCComics, now replaced by the Fifty-Two.
* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse is number 616 out of thousands.



* The [[GodOfEvil Dark Gods']] realm, and the Dark Kingdom in FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi. Both are alternate dimensions of the ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon'' dimensions, respectively, themselves in-universe alternate dimensions.

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* The [[GodOfEvil Dark Gods']] realm, and the Dark Kingdom in FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi.''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi''. Both are alternate dimensions of the ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' and ''Anime/SailorMoon'' dimensions, respectively, themselves in-universe alternate dimensions.



* Film/{{Ultraviolet}} has this as a HandWave for Violet's {{Hammerspace}} weapons.

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* Film/{{Ultraviolet}} ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' has this as a HandWave for Violet's {{Hammerspace}} weapons.



* ''Film/PacificRim'': The Anteverse where the {{Kaiju}} come from, via the [[PortalDoor Breach.]] [[spoiler: At the behest of their Masters.]]

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* ''Film/PacificRim'': The Anteverse where the {{Kaiju}} come from, via the [[PortalDoor Breach.]] [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the behest of their Masters.]]



* Edwin Abbot Abbot's ''{{Flatland}}'' is one of the few examples of the term "another dimension" being used correctly, so perhaps qualifies as a subversion. It is set in a 2D universe where men are geometric shapes, women are straight lines and "up" and "down" are dangerous heresies.

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* Edwin Abbot Abbot's ''{{Flatland}}'' ''Literature/{{Flatland}}'' is one of the few examples of the term "another dimension" being used correctly, so perhaps qualifies as a subversion. It is set in a 2D universe where men are geometric shapes, women are straight lines and "up" and "down" are dangerous heresies.



* {{Sliders}} is built on this trope.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''

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* {{Sliders}} ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' is built on this trope.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''''Series/DoctorWho'':



--> Freeman: I'm pretty sure these aliens are ''three'' dimensional. Probably from somewhere deep in space but space isn't another dimension!

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--> Freeman: -->'''Gordon:''' I'm pretty sure these aliens are ''three'' dimensional. Probably from somewhere deep in space but space isn't another dimension!



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' had a villain who came from "Dimension X", a world accessible through glowing portals.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
** ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987''
had a villain who came from "Dimension X", a world accessible through glowing portals.



** The Kraang from the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 Ninja Turtles]] also come from another dimension and are trying to terraform Earth to look more like their home planet. It's also revealed that they have [[PortalDoor Portal Doors]] to different dimensions, including the one of the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 universe]].
* One famous Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Homer entering the ''third'' dimension. After causing that dimension to collapse, he ends up in the "real" world, "the worst place yet."
** Like many ''Simpsons'' Halloween sketches, this was a parody of a ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode.
* Raven of the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans comes from one of these. She has threatened to deport [[{{Keet}} Beast]] [[SpotTheImposter Boy]] to Another Dimension. She goes to what certainly looks like Another Dimension to deliver a glorified cell phone. Maybe it's so easy for her because [[spoiler:she is a living, humanoid interdimensional portal.]]

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** The Kraang from the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 Ninja Turtles]] ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' also come from another dimension and are trying to terraform Earth to look more like their home planet. It's also revealed that they have [[PortalDoor Portal Doors]] to different dimensions, including the one of the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 universe]].
* One famous Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Homer entering the ''third'' dimension. After causing that dimension to collapse, he ends up in the "real" world, "the worst place yet."
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" Like many ''Simpsons'' Halloween sketches, this was a parody of a ''Series/TwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode.
* Raven of the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' comes from one of these. She has threatened to deport [[{{Keet}} Beast]] [[SpotTheImposter Boy]] to Another Dimension. She goes to what certainly looks like Another Dimension to deliver a glorified cell phone. Maybe it's so easy for her because [[spoiler:she is a living, humanoid interdimensional portal.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' TV show and comics that inspired it the [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] are appointed as Guardians of the Veil (later [[spoiler: Guardians of the Infinite Dimensions in the show]] to police their Multiverse and prevent various bad guys and the occasional EldritchAbomination from messing things up. In this case "dimensions" seems to mean planes of existence instead of alternate universes as HumanAliens are rarely encountered. Most dimensions fit the fantasy archetype to some degree or another but one world in the comics was an almost literal case of AlienGeometries.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' TV show and comics that inspired it the [[FiveManBand Five Girl Band]] are appointed as Guardians of the Veil (later [[spoiler: Guardians [[spoiler:Guardians of the Infinite Dimensions in the show]] to police their Multiverse and prevent various bad guys and the occasional EldritchAbomination from messing things up. In this case "dimensions" seems to mean planes of existence instead of alternate universes as HumanAliens are rarely encountered. Most dimensions fit the fantasy archetype to some degree or another but one world in the comics was an almost literal case of AlienGeometries.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has the Spirit World, a dimension parallel to the one the characters live in. It's home to most of the Avatar world's spirits, and the former incarnations of the Avatar itself, and seems to operate on a completely different kind of physics. The titular Avatar is the bridge between the show's two dimensions, as a fusion of a human and the BigGood spirit of light and peace, Raava. We only ever see Aang visit the Spirit World, but Sokka [[TakeOurWordForIt apparently]] got stuck there for 24 hours, and it's heavily implied that Iroh has been there as well, presumably indicating anyone can get there if they try hard enough. There are also several spirits (Wan Shi Tong, Tui, La, and Hei Bai) who have visited the physical world.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' expands the Spirit World first seen in ''Avatar''. After his death, Iroh AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and ended up there. Spirit portals are opened and created, leading to thousands of spirits living in the material world, and many regular people like [[EnlightenedAntagonist Zaheer]], Aiwei, and Jinora are capable of meditating there.

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* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
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''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has the Spirit World, a dimension parallel to the one the characters live in. It's home to most of the Avatar world's spirits, and the former incarnations of the Avatar itself, and seems to operate on a completely different kind of physics. The titular Avatar is the bridge between the show's two dimensions, as a fusion of a human and the BigGood spirit of light and peace, Raava. We only ever see Aang visit the Spirit World, but Sokka [[TakeOurWordForIt apparently]] got stuck there for 24 hours, and it's heavily implied that Iroh has been there as well, presumably indicating anyone can get there if they try hard enough. There are also several spirits (Wan Shi Tong, Tui, La, and Hei Bai) who have visited the physical world.
* ** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' expands the Spirit World first seen in ''Avatar''. After his death, Iroh AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence and ended up there. Spirit portals are opened and created, leading to thousands of spirits living in the material world, and many regular people like [[EnlightenedAntagonist Zaheer]], Aiwei, and Jinora are capable of meditating there.



* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the starry realm that Twilight went to when she ascended to alicorn status. Also, in 'Make New Friends but Keep Discord' it is revealed Discord can open portals into other dimensions, one of which he lives in, and one of which contains live-action sock puppets.

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* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the starry realm that Twilight went to when she ascended to alicorn status. Also, in 'Make New Friends but Keep Discord' it is revealed Discord can open portals into other dimensions, one of which he lives in, and one of which contains live-action sock puppets.
12th Nov '15 9:51:28 AM Kakai
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* In ''Webcomic/AliceAndTheNightmare'', the Wonderland exists alongside Earth and there's some cultural exchange between the two, although it seems that Earth people don't know about Wonderland.
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