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9th May '16 11:33:12 AM Rabukurafuto
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** Played straight in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Lucifer Rising'' where a man explodes into [[SpaceIsCold pink snow]] when he can't fully close his helmet before the SpaceElevator he's in ruptures.
5th May '16 1:02:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': An alien scientist confronts the Overlord of The Hierarchy to report that according to his calculations, the Infinity Engine is drawing in way too much power to be an interdimensional portal and looks more like it is actually a weapon that will wipe out every living thing in reality. The Overlord muses that his own species is so resilient that [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace it can easily withstand the vacuum of space]]. He then drops the forcefield of the room they're in, causing the scientist's head to explode immediately.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': An alien scientist confronts the Overlord of The Hierarchy to report that according to his calculations, the Infinity Engine is drawing in way too much power to be an interdimensional portal and looks more like it is actually a weapon that will wipe out every living thing in reality. The Overlord muses that his own species is so resilient that [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace it can easily withstand the vacuum of space]]. He then drops the forcefield of the room room-with-a-spaceview that they're in, causing the scientist's head to explode immediately.
5th May '16 12:51:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': An alien scientist confronts the Overlord of The Hierarchy to report that according to his calculations, the Infinity Engine is drawing in way too much power to be an interdimensional portal and looks more like it is actually a weapon that will wipe out every living thing in reality. The Overlord muses that his own species is so resilient that [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace it can easily withstand the vacuum of space]]. He then drops the forcefold of the room they're in, causing the scientist's head to explode immediately.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': An alien scientist confronts the Overlord of The Hierarchy to report that according to his calculations, the Infinity Engine is drawing in way too much power to be an interdimensional portal and looks more like it is actually a weapon that will wipe out every living thing in reality. The Overlord muses that his own species is so resilient that [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace it can easily withstand the vacuum of space]]. He then drops the forcefold forcefield of the room they're in, causing the scientist's head to explode immediately.
5th May '16 12:51:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': An alien scientist confronts the Overlord of The Hierarchy to report that according to his calculations, the Infinity Engine is drawing in way too much power to be a dimension portal and looks more like it is actually a weapon that will wipe out every living thing in reality. The Overlord muses that his own species is so resilient that [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace it can easily withstand the vacuum of space]]. He then drops the forcefold of the room they're in, causing the scientist's head to explode immediately.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': An alien scientist confronts the Overlord of The Hierarchy to report that according to his calculations, the Infinity Engine is drawing in way too much power to be a dimension an interdimensional portal and looks more like it is actually a weapon that will wipe out every living thing in reality. The Overlord muses that his own species is so resilient that [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace it can easily withstand the vacuum of space]]. He then drops the forcefold of the room they're in, causing the scientist's head to explode immediately.
5th May '16 12:44:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': An alien scientist confronts the Overlord of The Hierarchy to report that according to his calculations, the Infinity Engine is drawing in way too much power to be a dimension portal and looks more like it is actually a weapon that will wipe out every living thing in reality. The Overlord muses that his own species is so resilient that [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace it can easily withstand the vacuum of space]]. He then drops the forcefold of the room they're in, causing the scientist's head to explode immediately.
5th Apr '16 8:29:45 PM CrazedClockwork
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features [[spoiler: Shepard thrown from his exploding ship into the vastness of space. Initially, he suffers no ill effects... but then his sealed spacesuit begins to leak. Sure enough, he's out in seconds and descends into a decaying orbit. He gets better.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features [[spoiler: Shepard thrown from his his/her exploding ship into the vastness of space. Initially, he s/he suffers no ill effects... but then his his/her sealed spacesuit begins to leak. Sure enough, he's s/he's out in seconds and descends into a decaying orbit. He S/he gets better.]]
25th Mar '16 7:51:53 AM InterLoper
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* Averted early in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad''. Nara Burns loses her [[CollapsibleHelmet helmet]] and Marsala gives her his own before the back trip to their ship through some vacuum. Leutenant Marsh expresses concern whether Marsala will make it to the ship, and the latter reassures him he will: as a [[SuperSoldier Neosapien]], he can survive without the air far longer than any human, and this trope isn't apparently an issue. The back trip itself isn't shown, but Marsala is fine afterwards.
8th Jan '16 12:09:50 PM rjd1922
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See SpaceIsCold for another way that space ''doesn't'' instantly kill you. See also ContinuousDecompression for how HollywoodScience handles ''actual'' Explosive Decompression.[[labelnote:hint]]They ''still'' get it wrong.[[/labelnote]]

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See SpaceIsCold for another way that space ''doesn't'' instantly kill you. See also ContinuousDecompression for how HollywoodScience handles ''actual'' Explosive Decompression.[[labelnote:hint]]They ''still'' usually get it wrong.[[/labelnote]]
7th Jan '16 6:16:56 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the ''SpaceQuest'' games allow killing the main character by exposure to vacuum. The effects are inconsistent depending on the humor value, but never portray it realistically. Space Quest I and III have Roger exploding like a balloon whenever this happens, along with the death screen message: "Sudden decompression sucks!" (it actually blows - it's the pressure inside pushing, rather than some suction from outside - that does it). Space Quest V and IV allow him to [[PressXToDie open the airlock doors]] on the ship/shuttle he's in, without a spacesuit. Both times, he's immediately hurled out by howling hurricane-force winds, despite the fact neither ship could possibly hold enough atmosphere for decompression to lift him off his feet and struggle for a few seconds before losing his grip.

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* Most of the ''SpaceQuest'' ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' games allow killing the main character by exposure to vacuum. The effects are inconsistent depending on the humor value, but never portray it realistically. Space ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest I I|The Sarien Encounter}}'' and III ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon III]]'' have Roger exploding like a balloon whenever this happens, along with the death screen message: "Sudden decompression sucks!" (it actually blows - it's the pressure inside pushing, rather than some suction from outside - that does it). Space ''VideoGame/{{Space Quest V V|The Next Mutation}}'' and IV ''[[VideoGame/SpaceQuestIVRogerWilcoAndTheTimeRippers IV]]'' allow him to [[PressXToDie open the airlock doors]] on the ship/shuttle he's in, without a spacesuit. Both times, he's immediately hurled out by howling hurricane-force winds, despite the fact neither ship could possibly hold enough atmosphere for decompression to lift him off his feet and struggle for a few seconds before losing his grip.
17th Dec '15 7:06:24 PM Misacek01
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** He seems to get away with fewer decompression injuries than he should, shrugging about 1 minute of exposure off after maybe 20 seconds back in an atmosphere, but then again he is later stated to [[spoiler:only be half human, his daddy being something "very ancient" and unknown to the Nova Empire]], so it may be his unusual genetics give him higher resilience.
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