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11th Jan '18 12:53:28 PM GuyIncog
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* Seen in ''Film/USMarshals'' when a fellow prisoner tries to kill the soon-to-be fugitive aboard a Marshals transport plane. His shot goes through one of the airplane windows, resulting in a rapidly widening hole in the fuselage through which several people on board are sucked out, and ultimately causing the plane to crash.
7th Jan '18 11:57:28 AM ZachValkyrie
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', in which during a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, Corso and Cale escape from a smashed escape pod by using a fire extinguisher to propel themselves through space to the safety of Corso's ship. Corso ''specifically'' instructs Cale to exhale before leaving the pod. The writing staff [[ShownTheirWork did their homework]] on this one.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', in which during a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, Corso Korso and Cale escape from a smashed escape pod by using a fire extinguisher to propel themselves through space to the safety of Corso's Korso's ship. Corso Korso ''specifically'' instructs Cale to exhale before leaving the pod. The writing staff [[ShownTheirWork did their homework]] on this one.one.
** Unfortunately, this edit apparently came too late for the animators who drew the scene with both Korso and Cale simply holding their breath.
4th Jan '18 5:31:17 PM WillBGood
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A '''really''' unlucky character might suffer FoldSpindleMutilation as they're blown into space, ''then'' undergo ExplosiveDecompression.

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A '''really''' unlucky character might suffer FoldSpindleMutilation as they're blown into space, ''then'' undergo ExplosiveDecompression.
Explosive Decompression.
13th Dec '17 6:02:41 PM nombretomado
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* An underwater example can be found in ''[[EccoTheDolphin Ecco II: Tides Of Time]]'', where Vortex drones explode if they get too close to the surface. Neither Ecco nor any other creature have a similar risk of decompression.

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* An underwater example can be found in ''[[EccoTheDolphin ''[[VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin Ecco II: Tides Of Time]]'', where Vortex drones explode if they get too close to the surface. Neither Ecco nor any other creature have a similar risk of decompression.
2nd Nov '17 9:46:07 PM Vir
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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.

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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 Lieutenant 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.



* Averted in ''Once Upon a Time... Space''. Near the end of one episode a Cassiopeian agent surprises the protagonists and , [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim after talking too much while pointing them with his gun]], his fishbowl helmet is broken by a stray object. The last scene shows him from the back, dead, and rotating widly.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MikeTysonMysteries'' episode "Heavyweight Champion of the Moon", [[LethallyStupid Mike]] accidentally kills Richard Branson this way when he pulls the latter's helmet off on the Moon.
* Averted in ''Once Upon a Time... Space''. Near the end of one episode a Cassiopeian agent surprises the protagonists and , and, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim after talking too much while pointing them with his gun]], his fishbowl helmet is broken by a stray object. The last scene shows him from the back, dead, and rotating widly.wildly.



* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', where a couple people from Spacelab fall victim to this.

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* Played for laughs in ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'', where a couple people from Spacelab fall victim to this.
1st Oct '17 3:19:45 PM ADrago
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** In ''The Next Generation'' episode "Disaster", Dr. Crusher and Geordi are stuck in a shuttle bay with a radioactive fire, and decide to put it out by opening the bay door for a few seconds, removing the oxygen (and every other gas) from the bay. The good doctor even advises Geordi to hold his breath and "resist the urge to exhale" while in the vacuum. (As mentioned above, [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs that's a good way to get dead even if you could otherwise be saved]].)

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** In ''The Next Generation'' episode "Disaster", Dr. Crusher and Geordi are stuck in a shuttle bay with a radioactive fire, and decide to put it out by opening the bay door for a few seconds, removing the oxygen (and every other gas) from the bay. The good doctor even advises Geordi to hold his breath and "resist the urge to exhale" while in the vacuum. (As mentioned above, [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs that's a good way to get dead even if you could otherwise be saved]].)
20th Sep '17 7:10:32 AM Gojirob
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** While happening completely offscreen, two RedShirt security officers meet their end this way in AndTheChildrenShallLead. The possessed children trick the crew and sensors into believing their planet is still below the ship when in fact they are well underway to a destination the BigBad wants them to head to. The two guards are beamed down to the planet-except there is no planet. Whatever happened to tthem, the sick realization was nowhere near in time to beam them back.
31st Aug '17 3:21:58 AM johann51
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This one can happen in real life if you get a ''really'' high pressure gradient - from above-normal pressure down to atmospheric pressure, say, or to be more precise, about 8 or 9 atm (atmospheres) to 1 atm (normal atmospheric pressure). If you're interested, Google the "Byford Dolphin" - but beware of NauseaFuel. However since most space-missions only use 0.2 atm, then this is a bit overstated.

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This one can happen in real life if you get a ''really'' high pressure gradient - from above-normal pressure down to atmospheric pressure, say, or to be more precise, about 8 or 9 atm (atmospheres) to 1 atm (normal atmospheric pressure). If you're interested, Google the "Byford Dolphin" - but beware of NauseaFuel. However since most space-missions only use 0.2 1 atm, then this is a bit overstated.
26th Jul '17 5:31:43 AM WanderingTedium
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->''"Sudden decompression sucks!"''
-->-- ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon'' [[HaveANiceDeath death message]]
1st Jul '17 9:11:35 AM nombretomado
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* The aforementioned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident Byford Dolphin]] accident is perhaps the only real case of truly Explosive Decompression. [[{{Squick}} Be warned that the results are not for the faint of heart or those with an overly graphic imagination.]] TheOtherWiki states: "Subsequent investigation by forensic pathologists determined Diver 4, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient, violently exploded due to the rapid and massive expansion of internal gases. All of his thoracic and abdominal organs, and even his thoracic spine were ejected, as were all of his limbs. Simultaneously, his remains were expelled through the narrow trunk opening left by the jammed chamber door, less than 60 centimetres (24 in) in diameter. Fragments of his body were found scattered about the rig. One part was even found lying on the rig's derrick, 10 metres (30 ft) directly above the chambers."

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* The aforementioned [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident Byford Dolphin]] accident is perhaps the only real case of truly Explosive Decompression. [[{{Squick}} Be warned that the results are not for the faint of heart or those with an overly graphic imagination.]] TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki states: "Subsequent investigation by forensic pathologists determined Diver 4, being exposed to the highest pressure gradient, violently exploded due to the rapid and massive expansion of internal gases. All of his thoracic and abdominal organs, and even his thoracic spine were ejected, as were all of his limbs. Simultaneously, his remains were expelled through the narrow trunk opening left by the jammed chamber door, less than 60 centimetres (24 in) in diameter. Fragments of his body were found scattered about the rig. One part was even found lying on the rig's derrick, 10 metres (30 ft) directly above the chambers."
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