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13th Apr '18 8:13:07 PM AzureOwl
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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's FTL system is unexplained in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', but ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' reveals that FTL travel uses a PortalNetwork with limited distance; destination is based on the number of jump points travelled. Some jump points are within planetary atmospheres, which can result in damaged ships crashing right into the planet, while others are in space. As for the number of jumps, the fewer the better; any sequence exceeding 50 jumps is known to be harmful to the occupants, to say nothing of the sequence of ''700'' jumps Rocket accidentally initiated. The relative speed of this travel method is never mentioned, with the only hint being featured in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' where Valkyrie mentioned that traveling this way from Xandar to Asgard would take around 9 months.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's FTL system is unexplained in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', but ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' reveals that FTL travel uses a PortalNetwork with limited distance; destination is based on the number of jump points travelled. Some jump points are within planetary atmospheres, which can result in damaged ships crashing right into the planet, while others are in space. As for the number of jumps, the fewer the better; any sequence exceeding 50 jumps is known to be harmful to the occupants, to say nothing of the sequence of ''700'' jumps Rocket accidentally initiated. The relative speed of this travel method is never mentioned, with the only hint being featured in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' where Valkyrie mentioned that traveling this way from Xandar to Asgard would take around 9 18 months.
13th Apr '18 7:54:40 PM AzureOwl
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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's FTL system is unexplained in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', but ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' reveals that FTL travel uses a PortalNetwork with limited distance; destination is based on the number of jump points travelled. Some jump points are within planetary atmospheres, which can result in damaged ships crashing right into the planet, while others are in space. As for the number of jumps, the fewer the better; any sequence exceeding 50 jumps is known to be harmful to the occupants, to say nothing of the sequence of ''700'' jumps Rocket accidentally initiated.

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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse's FTL system is unexplained in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', but ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' reveals that FTL travel uses a PortalNetwork with limited distance; destination is based on the number of jump points travelled. Some jump points are within planetary atmospheres, which can result in damaged ships crashing right into the planet, while others are in space. As for the number of jumps, the fewer the better; any sequence exceeding 50 jumps is known to be harmful to the occupants, to say nothing of the sequence of ''700'' jumps Rocket accidentally initiated. The relative speed of this travel method is never mentioned, with the only hint being featured in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' where Valkyrie mentioned that traveling this way from Xandar to Asgard would take around 9 months.
12th Apr '18 7:38:07 PM StephenAlexis
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* The Lightfold Drive in ''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'' allowed starships (including smaller spaceships, and even ''eject pods'') to go from one part of the Galaxy to another in a matter of minutes. Usually involves [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning]] the Lightfold Drive at hyperspeed, this works having the Drive "bend" the light it emits at a speed so fast, it literally ''bends'' the gravity and space it occupied, immediately propelling the ship to its destination. This is accompanied by the colorful spinning vortex of light everytime the ship "lightfolds", and is noted that the "light" in the Lightfold Drives can vaporizes anything it touches.

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* The Lightfold Drive in ''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'' allowed starships (including smaller spaceships, and even ''eject pods'') to go from one part of the Galaxy galaxy to another in a matter of minutes. Usually involves [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning]] the Lightfold Drive at hyperspeed, this works by having the Drive "bend" the light it emits at a speed so fast, it literally ''bends'' the gravity and space it occupied, immediately propelling the ship to its destination. This is accompanied by the colorful spinning vortex of light everytime the ship "lightfolds", and is noted that the "light" in the Lightfold Drives can vaporizes anything it touches.touches at full charge.
12th Apr '18 7:16:20 PM StephenAlexis
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* The Lightfold Drive in ''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'' allowed starships (including smaller spaceships, and even ''eject pods'') to go from one part of the Galaxy to another in a matter of minutes. Usually involves [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning]] the Lightfold Drive at hyperspeed, this works having the Drive "bend" the light it emits at a speed so fast, it literally ''bends'' the gravity and space it occupied, immediately propelling the ship to its destination. This is accompanied by the colorful spinning vortex of light everytime the ship "lightfolds", and is noted that the "light" in the Lightfold Drives can vaporizes anything it touches.
10th Apr '18 8:36:07 PM AnotherDuck
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* Ultimately, one can only hope that ScienceMarchesOn.
29th Mar '18 2:00:22 PM 64SuperNintendo
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16th Mar '18 5:58:35 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' all three options are available at the beginning of the game, but a species can only use one.

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* In Prior of update 2.0 of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' all three options are were available at the beginning of the game, but a species can could only use one.



** Hyperdrives use existing connections "[[HyperspaceLanes Hyperlanes]]" between systems and are much faster than warp, but they must abide by the paths already present, forming networks that may easily be cut off, if vital systems with few connecting lanes are occupied.

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** Hyperdrives use existing connections "[[HyperspaceLanes Hyperlanes]]" between systems and are much faster than warp, but they must abide by the paths already present, forming networks that may easily be cut off, if vital systems with few connecting lanes are occupied. Due to game balance issues the developers eliminated the other starting FTL methods in 2.0, hyperdrive was retained because it allowed players to create choke points.


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** Post-2.0 one can discover unstable natural [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormholes]] that can be stabilized with mid-game technology to create a permanent "shortcut" between two systems on opposite sides of the galaxy, or {{Precursor}} [[PortalNetwork gateways]] that can be reactivated and link to other reactivated gates.


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* The titular ''Webcomic/{{Drive}}'' is a ring-shaped structure that is hypothesized by La Familia, the extended family of the human who discovered a Maker starship with a "ring drive" and used it to become Emperor of humanity, to work by folding space, though they don't know for sure. [[spoiler: One of the Makers who do know how it works called it a "Singularity Drive".]]
25th Feb '18 3:52:21 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', the blow Abdiel land to begin the battle in Heaven is said to be faster than sight, meaning that Abdiel moved his sword more quickly than the light the moved from his sword to the eyes of those around him. It's subtler than most examples, but this certainly paints the angels at war as exceeding the speed of light.
13th Feb '18 10:41:35 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had introduced the wormhole drive in the series finale. Apparently the Ancients have mounted an experimental drive system onto Atlantis that can generate a wormhole and cross intergalactic distances in ''seconds''. The downsides are that it uses insane amounts of energy and doing even a slight miscalculation will completely vaporize the ship.

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* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' had introduced the wormhole drive in the series finale. Apparently the Ancients have mounted an experimental drive system onto Atlantis that can generate a wormhole and cross intergalactic interstellar distances in ''seconds''. The downsides are that it uses insane amounts of energy and doing even a slight miscalculation will completely vaporize the ship. The follow-up novel ''Homecoming'' reveals that using the drive (not to mention the battle with the super-hive after) has resulted in heavy damage to the city's systems.



* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'', the Votan SleeperStarship arks lacked faster than light travel, but the Omec Harvester possesses a faster-than-light drive, allowing them to hunt down the Votan ark to Earth after their own sleeper ark was sabotaged and the race left to die in the dying solar system because the Omec [[ToServeMan weren't very nice]]. In the series finale, [[spoiler: Nolan hijacked the Omec ship and throws it on a BlindJump to avert the genocide of the still sleeping Omec. The drive shoots out blue plasma toruses as it accelerates at sublight until a faster-than-light drive is spooled up, which uses converging beams to shove increasingly longer wormholes at the ship]]

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* In ''Series/{{Defiance}}'', the Votan SleeperStarship arks lacked faster than light travel, but the Omec Harvester possesses a faster-than-light drive, allowing them to hunt down the Votan ark to Earth after their own sleeper ark was sabotaged and the race left to die in the dying solar system because the Omec [[ToServeMan weren't very nice]]. In the series finale, [[spoiler: Nolan hijacked the Omec ship and throws it on a BlindJump to avert the genocide of the still sleeping Omec. The drive shoots out blue plasma toruses as it accelerates at sublight until a faster-than-light drive is spooled up, which uses converging beams to shove increasingly longer wormholes at the ship]]ship]].


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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' introduces a unique method of instantaneous travel called the "displacement-activated spore hub drive", frequently just shortened to to "spore drive". The drive navigates the so-called "mycelial network" that permeates not only our universe, but the entire multiverse (thus, it can be used to cross into other universes as well). Using the drive requires first growing special kind of fungal spores. In addition, it's discovered that a living navigator is necessary to correctly plot the course. Otherwise, only short jumps are reliable. They initially used a spaceborne tardigrade-like creature, but then the drive's creator Lieutenant Stamets used gene therapy to give himself some of the creature's DNA (which is illegal under Federation law, thanks to the Eugenics Wars), allowing him to be used as the navigator. Currently, only a single ship in Starfleet is equipped with the drive, as the ''Discovery''[='s=] sister ship ''Glenn'' was destroyed. Given that this is an {{Interquel}} between ENT and TOS, it's implied that there will be a reason why the spore drive is non-viable for the rest of the fleet (or maybe the [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup technology will be lost]]).
13th Feb '18 10:30:36 AM ChronoLegion
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** After becoming the first Navigator, Norma Cenva learns to fold space ''without'' a Holtzman drive, but she's unique in that regard, as, prior to her mutation, she was an extremely-powerful [[MindOverMatter Sorceress of Rossak]] (they're pretty much extinct by the time of the original novel).
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