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22nd May '17 5:53:44 PM Kotomikun
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* "Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Tohru has demonstrated the ability to go into orbit (or at least the upper atmosphere) without any form of space suit. It's unclear if she was using magic to protect herself.

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* "Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Tohru has demonstrated the ability to go into orbit (or at least the upper atmosphere) without any form of space suit. It's unclear if she was using magic to protect herself.


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* Near the end of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura gets stuck on the moon for a few minutes, and has no difficulty breathing or talking. There's no explicit explanation of how she can breathe or even how she got there, though it [[AWizardDidIt presumably has something to do with]] [[spoiler:Madoka paradoxically destroying her own witch and rewriting the universe]].
14th May '17 3:31:18 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', while they use breathing masks at the time, when Han, Leia, and Chewy venture outside the Falcon while hiding in what turns out to be a giant space worm, they don't seem to have any protection against decompression. One ''could'' assume the asteroid was large enough to have enough of some semblance of an atmosphere, or that the worm's innards are responsible.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', while they use breathing masks at the time, when Han, Leia, and Chewy Chewie venture outside the Falcon ''Millennium Falcon'' while hiding in what turns out to be a giant space worm, slug, they don't seem to have any protection against decompression. One ''could'' assume the asteroid was large enough to have enough of some semblance of an atmosphere, or that the worm's innards are responsible.
13th May '17 7:21:52 PM AthenaBlue
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* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', all of the kids are seen sitting in open space multiple times without any equipment whatsoever. Also there's the fact that a fire can be built on a large asteroid and an airless area is apparently capable of conveying sound.
* In ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman fought against Rahu and Ketu in outer space, with no space equipment whatsoever.
* This happens to Batman himself in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies''. After the destruction of the Kryptonite meteor, Batman is trapped in what can only be described as a small airplane for several minutes in space, while Superman beats up the President. Finally, Superman gets around to rescuing his best friend, who is unconscious, but still alive.



* This happens to Batman himself in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies''. After the destruction of the Kryptonite meteor, Batman is trapped in what can only be described as a small airplane for several minutes in space, while Superman beats up the President. Finally, Superman gets around to rescuing his best friend, who is unconscious, but still alive.
* In ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'', Hanuman fought against Rahu and Ketu in outerspace, with no space equipment whatsoever.
* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', all of the kids are seen sitting in open space multiple times without any equipment whatsoever. Also there's the fact that a fire can be built on a large asteroid and an airless area is apparently capable of conveying sound.



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* Inelegantly averted in ''Film/TwelveToTheMoon'' where NASA apparently coughed up the extra cash to replace the astronaut's faceplates with "invisible force-screens" that they make a point to mention before the crew steps out (read: They didn't want to fuss with trying to work camera lighting around proper helmets.)
** Two of the astronauts notice the rubber gasket on their EverythingSensor moving.
-->'''Astronaut:''' There must be air. ''[Test this theory by taking off their helmets]''\\
'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]:''' Good thing it's ''good'' air!
* Averted quite well in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. During Bowman's famous emergency spacewalk from his pod to the ''Discovery'', he's shown to be carefully hyperventilating before blowing out his breath so his lungs won't explode in the sudden vacuum.
** [[ExplosiveDecompression The "explode" word is a bit]] [[StealthPun overblown]]... it would however quite tear them to the point of severe internal bleeding and inability to provide blood oxygenation. Also, it might hurt a bit.
** Although hyperventilating doesn't really over-oxygenate your blood (the blood in your arteries is already holding just about all the oxygen it possibly can; anything below 95% of capacity is an indication that something's wrong, and below 90% is a cause for serious concern). It just lets you go longer before your breathe reflex (which is based on carbon dioxide levels) becomes overwhelming. That's why swimmers who hyperventilate before diving still run the risk of blacking out: they use up all their oxygen but are unaware and don't feel the need to surface for breath.
** It's also significant that he really is only exposed to hard vacuum for a very short time -- about twelve seconds or so. A fit adult could ''probably'' survive that without any serious medical effects.



* Zig-Zagged in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. The film apparently operates by the principle that you can't ''breathe'' in space, but if you have some kind of respirator, you need no other protection from the elements. [[TheHero Peter Quill]] flies from the Kyln to the other Guardians in the ''[[CoolShip Milano]]'' in nothing but his civilian clothes and his [[CoolMask mask]], which doesn't even cover his hair. Similarly, Peter later [[spoiler:saves Gamora's life by coming out of his mining pod in space and giving her his mask, holding his breath long enough for TheCavalry -- in the form of his -off space pirate adopted family -- to come and get both of them]]. Neither suffer particularly ill effects given that they both spend about a minute in vacuum.



* In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', while they use breathing masks at the time, when Han, Leia, and Chewy venture outside the Falcon while hiding in what turns out to be a giant space worm, they don't seem to have any protection against decompression. One ''could'' assume the asteroid was large enough to have enough of some semblance of an atmosphere, or that the worm's innards are responsible.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', while they use breathing masks at the time, when Han, Leia, and Chewy venture outside the Falcon while hiding in what turns out to be a giant space worm, they don't seem to have any protection against decompression. One ''could'' assume the asteroid was large enough to have enough of some semblance of an atmosphere, or that the worm's innards are responsible.



* Inelegantly averted in ''Film/TwelveToTheMoon'' where NASA apparently coughed up the extra cash to replace the astronaut's faceplates with "invisible force-screens" that they make a point to mention before the crew steps out (read: They didn't want to fuss with trying to work camera lighting around proper helmets.)
** Two of the astronauts notice the rubber gasket on their EverythingSensor moving.
-->'''Astronaut:''' There must be air. ''[Test this theory by taking off their helmets]''\\
'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]:''' Good thing it's ''good'' air!
* Averted quite well in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. During Bowman's famous emergency spacewalk from his pod to the ''Discovery'', he's shown to be carefully hyperventilating before blowing out his breath so his lungs won't explode in the sudden vacuum.
** [[ExplosiveDecompression The "explode" word is a bit]] [[StealthPun overblown]]... it would however quite tear them to the point of severe internal bleeding and inability to provide blood oxygenation. Also, it might hurt a bit.
** Although hyperventilating doesn't really over-oxygenate your blood (the blood in your arteries is already holding just about all the oxygen it possibly can; anything below 95% of capacity is an indication that something's wrong, and below 90% is a cause for serious concern). It just lets you go longer before your breathe reflex (which is based on carbon dioxide levels) becomes overwhelming. That's why swimmers who hyperventilate before diving still run the risk of blacking out: they use up all their oxygen but are unaware and don't feel the need to surface for breath.
** It's also significant that he really is only exposed to hard vacuum for a very short time -- about twelve seconds or so. A fit adult could ''probably'' survive that without any serious medical effects.



* Zig-Zagged in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. The film apparently operates by the principle that you can't ''breathe'' in space, but if you have some kind of respirator, you need no other protection from the elements. [[TheHero Peter Quill]] flies from the Kyln to the other Guardians in the ''[[CoolShip Milano]]'' in nothing but his civilian clothes and his [[CoolMask mask]], which doesn't even cover his hair. Similarly, Peter later [[spoiler: saves Gamora's life by coming out of his mining pod in space and giving her his mask, holding his breath long enough for TheCavalry -- in the form of his -off space pirate adopted family -- to come and get both of them]]. Neither suffer particularly ill effects given that they both spend about a minute in vacuum.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', it is established that due to their alien biology, Time Lords such as the Doctor can survive in the vacuum of space without the need for external protection.
** However, while Time Lords do not need space suits, they still need oxygen to breathe. There was one notable instance in which the Fifth Doctor had to go outside a ship into the vacuum of space, but all he took with him was an oxygen tank from a medical kit. Other episodes establish that Time Lords have a "respiratory bypass", which allows them to survive being strangled. It's not clear if this means a Time Lord can survive for even longer periods in space, although they would be unconscious (whereas the Fifth Doctor needed to repair something on the outside of the ship so he had to stay conscious, so he took oxygen with him).

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', it ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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is established that due to their alien biology, Time Lords such as the Doctor can survive in the vacuum of space without the need for external protection.
** *** However, while Time Lords do not need space suits, they still need oxygen to breathe. There was one notable instance in which the Fifth Doctor had to go outside a ship into the vacuum of space, but all he took with him was an oxygen tank from a medical kit. Other episodes establish that Time Lords have a "respiratory bypass", which allows them to survive being strangled. It's not clear if this means a Time Lord can survive for even longer periods in space, although they would be unconscious (whereas the Fifth Doctor needed to repair something on the outside of the ship so he had to stay conscious, so he took oxygen with him).him).
*** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen "Oxygen"]], the Doctor survives a spacewalk helmetless, after he had to give his helmet to Bill because her suit was malfunctioning. The surviving miners don't know how he did it. [[spoiler:But he doesn't survive ''unscathed'' -- he gets [[TemporaryBlindness blinded]] due to lack of oxygen, it not being clear exactly how long they were outside.]]
5th May '17 5:07:42 PM kyojikasshu
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* ''WebComic/StarMares'', being a FusionFic of ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', features fighter pegasi who, while dressed like X-Wing and TIE Fighter pilots, can fly through space and fight without their fighter craft, with exposed wings, tails, and partially exposed heads. Rebels have the standard pilot helmet, while Imperials only have goggles over their eyes instead of the TIE Pilot helmet. Both do have gas masks over their muzzles to breathe, though, and other ponies do require full space suits. [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]], however, plays it completely straight, not requiring any such equipment to survive in space.
2nd May '17 9:12:53 PM Elfkaiser
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* Beatrix from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' is capable of breathing in space. During Phoebe's DLC Story Operation, Beatrix mentions that in response to her tranquilizing and attempting to perform a "completely routine" brainstem biopsy on Attikus, the Thrall [[ThrownOutTheAirlock threw her out of an airlock]]. She however survived the vacuum of space as she had replaced her lungs long ago.
3rd Apr '17 12:10:01 PM nighttrainfm
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', DLC squadmate Javik doesn't wear as much as an oxygen mask in vacuum. Apparently, Protheans really can breathe in space. This is also the result of certain DLC looks for squaddies -- Ashley and James can apparently survive with just a visor or headset.

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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', DLC squadmate Javik doesn't wear as so much as an oxygen mask in vacuum. Apparently, Protheans really can breathe in space. This is also the result of certain DLC looks for squaddies -- Ashley and James can apparently survive with just a visor or headset.
2nd Apr '17 11:58:17 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': After an unsuccessful stint in the Pacific theater on an isolated island (episode "Have Plane, Will Travel"), the Vulture Squadron gets transferred again...to the moon, where they seem to do fine without any proper apparatus.



* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': After an unsuccessful stint in the Pacific theater on an isolated island (episode "Have Plane, Will Travel"), the Vulture Squadron gets transferred again...to the moon, where they seem to do fine without any proper apparatus.
2nd Apr '17 11:55:46 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': After an unsuccessful stint in the Pacific theater on an isolated island, the Vulture Squadron gets transferred again...to the moon, where they seem to do fine without any proper apparatus.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': After an unsuccessful stint in the Pacific theater on an isolated island, island (episode "Have Plane, Will Travel"), the Vulture Squadron gets transferred again...to the moon, where they seem to do fine without any proper apparatus.
2nd Apr '17 11:55:02 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'': After an unsuccessful stint in the Pacific theater on an isolated island, the Vulture Squadron gets transferred again...to the moon, where they seem to do fine without any proper apparatus.
2nd Apr '17 12:47:58 AM Vir
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/WildStar'', where sentient characters wear a helmet while in a vacuum in areas such as Farside. Oddly, this includes Mechari, who are robots powered by crystals.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/WildStar'', where sentient characters most creatures wear a helmet while in a vacuum in areas such as Farside. Oddly, this includes Mechari, who are robots powered by crystals.
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