History Main / ExplosiveDecompression

11th Mar '17 6:31:38 PM jormis29
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* An episode of ''SpacePrecinct'' had an alien with [[BloodyMurder acid blood]]. When shot its green blood dissolved through the hull causing the corpse to be blown out into space. A few seconds later it inflates and bursts.

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* An episode of ''SpacePrecinct'' ''Series/SpacePrecinct'' had an alien with [[BloodyMurder acid blood]]. When shot its green blood dissolved through the hull causing the corpse to be blown out into space. A few seconds later it inflates and bursts.
21st Feb '17 3:27:37 PM LondonKdS
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* In ''Series/BlakesSeven'' there was the infamous sequence where a person teleported into space would explode. Particularly weird here because (as it was StockFootage) the figure blown up was ''[[SpecialEffectsFailure the same one every time]]'', so it looked as if the victim turned into a doll before expiring.
** To be fair, the first time this happened it was explicitly explained that this was a side-effect of teleporting beyond the safe range. ("Their atoms would be scattered to the solar winds" - poetically put.)
** Also, on the occasions when a character actually went out of an airlock instead of being teleported, there is no indication they explode and in the first case the body was clearly shown floating away intact.

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* In Averted in ''Series/BlakesSeven'' there was the infamous sequence where a person several characters ''apparently'' explode after being teleported into space would explode. Particularly weird here because (as space, but it was StockFootage) the figure blown up was ''[[SpecialEffectsFailure the same one every time]]'', so it looked as if the victim turned into a doll before expiring.
** To be fair, the first time this happened it was
is explicitly explained the first time it happens that this was is not a side-effect pressure explosion but the result of teleporting teleporters being incapable of reassembling you properly if you get teleported beyond the safe range. ("Their atoms would be scattered to the solar winds" - poetically put.)
** Also, on
) On the occasions when a character actually went out of an airlock instead of being teleported, teleported into space, there is no indication they explode and in the first case the body was clearly shown floating away intact.
3rd Feb '17 4:37:46 PM Xtifr
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* Charles Sheffield's ''{{Literature/The McAndrew Chronicles}}'' offers what seems like a realistic aversion in the Sturm Invocation, a training protocol that, when activated with a special whistle, invokes an involuntary reaction of quick blinks to preserve your eyesight plus other adaptations that allow one to stay in vacuum just long enough to cross a short distance (from one ship to another) and get to safety. The penalties for false activations are very severe.
** Notably, blinking is inverted - instead of eyes open most of the time your eyes are closed most of the time. This has nothing to do with pressure, but is designed to prevent eye damage from excess UV radiation.

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* Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's ''{{Literature/The McAndrew Chronicles}}'' offers what seems like a realistic aversion in the Sturm Invocation, a training protocol that, when activated with a special whistle, invokes an involuntary reaction of quick blinks to preserve your eyesight plus other adaptations that allow one to stay in vacuum just long enough to cross a short distance (from one ship to another) and get to safety. The penalties for false activations are very severe.
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severe. Notably, blinking is inverted - instead inverted--instead of eyes open most of the time your eyes are closed most of the time. This has nothing to do with pressure, but is designed to prevent eye damage from excess UV radiation.
23rd Jan '17 8:27:51 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* If the airliner you're in decides to dismantle itself at 30,000 feet you can expect ruptured lungs to be one of the clues that an in-flight breakup occurred during your autopsy. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOAC_Flight_781 BOAC Flight 781]] is one of the more notorious explosive decompressions to occur on a civilian airliner. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Airlines_Flight_243 Aloha Airlines Flight 243]] did demonstrate that such an event is not necessarily completely fatal.

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* If the airliner you're in decides to dismantle itself at 30,000 feet you can expect ruptured lungs to be one of the clues that an in-flight breakup occurred during your autopsy. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOAC_Flight_781 BOAC Flight 781]] is one of the more notorious explosive decompressions to occur on a civilian airliner. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Airlines_Flight_611 China Airlines Flight 611]] is what happens when improper, incomplete repairs on hull damage go unnoticed for 22 years. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Airlines_Flight_243 Aloha Airlines Flight 243]] did demonstrate that such an event is not necessarily completely fatal.
31st Dec '16 6:41:32 PM MoPete
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* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', when the Vault Hunters first arrive on Elpis and meet Janey Springs, she informs them that as soon as they leave the vacuum-sealed moonshot cannon shell they arrived in the oxygen will vent and their eyes will pop like grapes. Fortunately, they don't have to worry about this in-game, though everyone except Claptrap still has to worry about keeping their oxygen supply up while in a vacuum.[[/folder]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', when the Vault Hunters first arrive on Elpis and meet Janey Springs, she informs them that as soon as they leave the vacuum-sealed moonshot cannon shell they arrived in the oxygen will vent and their eyes will pop like grapes. Fortunately, they don't have to worry about this in-game, though everyone except Claptrap still has to worry about keeping their oxygen supply up while in a vacuum.[[/folder]]
vacuum.
* The ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' map "DM-Pressure" has a room that works this way. Pushing a button outside the room causes it to seal up and depressurize, causing anyone trapped inside to swell up and eventually explode. [[SchmuckBait There are goodies in the room meant to lure players and bots inside.]][[/folder]]
30th Dec '16 9:54:16 AM Fireblood
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** An early book shows he does indeed know, from personal experience. In ''[[Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy The Paradise Snare]]'' he remembers having to clean up after someone cycled the airlock to kill themselves, and it was apparently quite messy. So the trope is played straight there.
22nd Dec '16 1:07:08 PM Saelorn
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* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', when the Vault Hunters first arrive on Elpis and meet Janey Springs, she informs them that as soon as they leave the vacuum-sealed moonshot cannon shell they arrived in the oxygen will vent and their eyes will pop like grapes. Fortunately, they don't have to worry about this in-game, though everyone except Claptrap still has to worry about keeping their oxygen supply up while in a vacuum.
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* In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', when the Vault Hunters first arrive on Elpis and meet Janey Springs, she informs them that as soon as they leave the vacuum-sealed moonshot cannon shell they arrived in the oxygen will vent and their eyes will pop like grapes. Fortunately, they don't have to worry about this in-game, though everyone except Claptrap still has to worry about keeping their oxygen supply up while in a vacuum.
vacuum.[[/folder]]
16th Dec '16 4:47:30 AM wrestlingdog909
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* This is the fate of the guy who took his helmet off in outer space in WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie.
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10th Dec '16 9:47:38 PM potatohawk
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* A variation in [[http://nicegif.com/gif/12352 this gif]] which shows a crab on the ocean floor walking into a crack in a pipe in which the pressure is apparently much lower than the ambient pressure. Resembles the above mentioned scene from Alien, except a lot faster.

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* A variation in [[http://nicegif.com/gif/12352 [[http://imgur.com/xKGD1NC this gif]] which shows a crab on the ocean floor walking into a crack in a pipe in which the pressure is apparently much lower than the ambient pressure. Resembles the above mentioned scene from Alien, except a lot faster.
3rd Dec '16 4:44:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Gremmy Thoumeaux uses his ImaginationBasedSuperpower to form a pocket of outer space around Kenpachi Zaraki. Kenpachi screams in silent agony as his lungs start to burst and his eyes almost pop out of his head... then being [[{{Badass}} Kenpachi]], simply flies out of the pocket and slashes at Gremmy.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Gremmy Thoumeaux uses his ImaginationBasedSuperpower to form a pocket of outer space around Kenpachi Zaraki. Kenpachi screams in silent agony as his lungs start to burst and his eyes almost pop out of his head... then being [[{{Badass}} Kenpachi]], Kenpachi, simply flies out of the pocket and slashes at Gremmy.
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