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13th Jun '16 12:17:42 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' takes place, for the most part, in an organic/cybernetic [[LivingShip living]] Dyson ''spaceship'', the "Sphere". It's essentially a smaller version of this trope, with a small dwarf star at its core.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'' ''VideoGame/Prey2006'' takes place, for the most part, in an organic/cybernetic [[LivingShip living]] Dyson ''spaceship'', the "Sphere". It's essentially a smaller version of this trope, with a small dwarf star at its core.
29th May '16 3:54:32 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', an ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' spin-off from Marvel Comics, featured a Dyson Sphere belonging to Cannonball's then-girlfriend, Lila Cheney. It had actually been built and abandoned by unknown aliens, but Lila (whose power is intergalactic teleportation) found it and claimed it as her base of operations. Since she can ''only'' teleport over intergalactic distances, any short-range travel requires a double teleport, with the Dyson Sphere being a convenient transit point. Thought the Dyson sphere is featured in the opening and publicity artworks as a nice, yellow-greenish background

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* ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', an ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' spin-off from Marvel Comics, featured a Dyson Sphere belonging to Cannonball's then-girlfriend, Lila Cheney. It had actually been built and abandoned by unknown aliens, but Lila (whose power is intergalactic teleportation) found it and claimed it as her base of operations. Since she can ''only'' teleport over intergalactic distances, any short-range travel requires a double teleport, with the Dyson Sphere being a convenient transit point. Thought the Dyson sphere is featured in the opening and publicity artworks as a nice, yellow-greenish background
14th Apr '16 7:44:07 PM eroock
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->''"Imagine the energy crisis of a '''really''' advanced planetary civilization. They've used up all their fuels, they depend on solar power. An enormous amount of energy is generated by the local star, but most of the star's light doesn't fall on their planet. So perhaps, they would build a shell, to surround their star, and harvest every photon of sunlight. Such beings, such civilizations, would bear little resemblance to anything we know.''
-->-- The Dyson Sphere, in a nutshell, as described by Creator/CarlSagan.

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->''"Imagine the energy crisis of a '''really''' advanced planetary civilization. They've used up all their fuels, they depend on solar power. An enormous amount of energy is generated by the local star, but most of the star's light doesn't fall on their planet. So perhaps, they would build a shell, to surround their star, and harvest every photon of sunlight. Such beings, such civilizations, would bear little resemblance to anything we know.''
"''
-->-- The '''Creator/CarlSagan''', describing the Dyson Sphere, Sphere in a nutshell, as described by Creator/CarlSagan.
nutshell
11th Apr '16 10:33:54 AM HeraldAlberich
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dyson_sphere_diagram.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:It's huge.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:It's huge.]]
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22nd Mar '16 6:47:55 PM FordPrefect
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** On the other hand, there IS at least [[http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/weirdastronomy.php#id--Object_X one object]], that ''could'' be a Dyson Sphere, judging by its visual properties.

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** On the other hand, there IS at least [[http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/weirdastronomy.php#id--Object_X one object]], object]] that ''could'' be a Dyson Sphere, judging by its visual properties.
22nd Mar '16 6:47:37 PM FordPrefect
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** On the other hand, there IS at least [[http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/weirdastronomy.php#id--Object_X one object]], that ''could'' be a Dyson Sphere, judging by it's visual properties.

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** On the other hand, there IS at least [[http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/weirdastronomy.php#id--Object_X one object]], that ''could'' be a Dyson Sphere, judging by it's its visual properties.
22nd Mar '16 6:44:37 PM FordPrefect
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While Dyson himself originally saw his concept as a ''network'' of many separate [[SpaceStation orbiting habitats and solar power-stations]], most media depictions show a single continuous solid ''sphere'' completely enclosing its star. This misconception is an acute case of SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. Constructing such an artifact would probably put a civilization at least 2.0 on the [[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev scale]].

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While Dyson himself originally saw his concept as a ''network'' of many separate [[SpaceStation orbiting habitats and solar power-stations]], most media depictions show a single continuous solid ''sphere'' completely enclosing its star. This misconception is an acute case of SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. Constructing such an artifact would probably put bring a civilization up to at least 2.0 on the [[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev scale]].
25th Feb '16 7:29:07 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', Christopher Archlight (called simply V most of the time) uses a monster called Number 9: Dyson Sphere, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. In fact, in terms of sheer size, it's no-doubt the biggest Duel Monster in the history of the franchise, being the size of a small star, and it seems to be one of the most powerful Numbers. [[spoiler: Despite this, in his duel against Kaito, Kaito manages to destroy it and win the duel.]]

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Christopher Archlight (called simply V most of the time) uses a monster called Number 9: Dyson Sphere, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. In fact, in terms of sheer size, it's no-doubt the biggest Duel Monster in the history of the franchise, being the size of a small star, and it seems to be one of the most powerful Numbers. [[spoiler: Despite this, in his duel against Kaito, Kaito manages to destroy it and win the duel.]]
13th Feb '16 9:23:59 AM lavendermintrose
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* In the 2013 ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', the settai or setting makes several mentions of a Dyson Sphere and it is implied that Jior is based on such a structure. However the story never delves into the nature of the sphere or its usage, it just has the protagonist living in a runaway module from a Dyson Structure.

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* In the 2013 ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'', the settai or setting makes several mentions series descriptions say that 70% of a humanity is now living in space "thanks to the development of the Dyson Sphere and it is implied that Jior is based on such a structure. However Sphere". Though the story never delves into the nature of the sphere or its usage, sphere, it just has the protagonist characters living in on one of many modules that are territories of Earth nations (they are from JIOR, which is essentially future Japan). Theirs is Module 77, and it appears to be big enough for just their school and a runaway small town. They end up disconnecting their module from the sphere, and moving it to the Moon, which is a Dyson Structure.
neutral space.
2nd Feb '16 3:22:40 AM Adept
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* ''{{BLAME}}'' takes place inside of one. This is hinted at throughout the story, but the biggest piece of evidence comes later on when the protagonist finds a chamber that is absolutely massive. Its measured diameter is the same as that of the planet ''Jupiter.''

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* ''{{BLAME}}'' ''Manga/{{BLAME}}'' takes place inside of one. This is hinted at throughout the story, but the biggest piece of evidence comes later on when the protagonist finds a chamber that is absolutely massive. Its measured diameter is the same as that of the planet ''Jupiter.''
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