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19th Oct '16 2:09:53 AM StFan
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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Whenever the Tree of Souls is being asked to [[spoiler:permanently transfer a human into their Avatar body]], both the human and Avatar bodies are in this position. On the other hand, there otherwise wouldn't be place for both bodies, with the Na'vi being almost twice a human's height.



* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Whenever the Tree of Souls is being asked to [[spoiler:permanently transfer a human into their Avatar body]], both the human and Avatar bodies are in this position. On the other hand, there otherwise wouldn't be place for both bodies, with the Na'vi being almost twice a human's height.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has, at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks in Manhattan"]], the casing of Dalek Sec opening up to reveal the HalfHumanHybrid Sec, dressed in a pinstripe suit, in a fetal position. He then unfolds and gets shakily to his feet.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has, at the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan Daleks in Manhattan"]], Manhattan]]", the casing of Dalek Sec opening up to reveal the HalfHumanHybrid Sec, dressed in a pinstripe suit, in a fetal position. He then unfolds and gets shakily to his feet.



* Happens in ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' when [[spoiler:Henry enters the "deepest part" of Walter. Rather than symbolizing rebirth, though, it symbolizes regression to a fetal stage (which is what Walter wants)]].



* Happens in ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'' when [[spoiler:Henry enters the "deepest part" of Walter. Rather than symbolizing rebirth, though, it symbolizes regression to a fetal stage (which is what Walter wants)]].



19th Oct '16 2:00:52 AM StFan
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* In Episode 1 of ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir'', protagonist Julian the Janitor's personal InteractiveNarrator draws attention to the posture Julian's taken in a "womb-like" AirVentPassageway, blatantly pointing out that Julian is going to be born into the role of protagonist from this moment on.
-->'''Narrator:''' ...a small figure lies curled, appropriately, in a fetal position waiting to emerge, as if he were the main character of a show, about to be born! Metaphorically, that is...


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* In Episode 1 of ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir'', protagonist Julian the Janitor's personal InteractiveNarrator draws attention to the posture Julian's taken in a "womb-like" AirVentPassageway, blatantly pointing out that Julian is going to be born into the role of protagonist from this moment on.
-->'''Narrator:''' ...a small figure lies curled, appropriately, in a fetal position waiting to emerge, as if he were the main character of a show, about to be born! Metaphorically, that is...
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18th Oct '16 10:37:39 PM Aiguille
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* In Episode 1 of ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir'', protagonist Julian the Janitor's personal InteractiveNarrator draws attention to the posture Julian's taken in a "womb-like" AirVentPassageway, blatantly pointing out that Julian is going to be born into the role of protagonist from this moment on.
-->'''Narrator:''' ...a small figure lies curled, appropriately, in a fetal position waiting to emerge, as if he were the main character of a show, about to be born! Metaphorically, that is...
3rd May '16 3:22:51 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Towards the end of the first ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime series, [[spoiler: the souls of Princess Serenity, Endymion and the Senshi]] [[http://xgracigloo.tumblr.com/post/143810267907 are seen like this]] ''and'' encased inside bubbles, as [[spoiler: a dying Queen Serenity uses the Silver Crystal to make sure they will reincarnate on Earth.]]
27th Mar '16 3:45:59 PM StFan
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* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': Whenever the Tree of Souls is being asked to [[spoiler:permanently transfer a human into their Avatar body]], both the human and Avatar bodies are in this position. On the other hand, there otherwise wouldn't be place for both bodies, with the Na'vi being almost twice a human's height.
14th Aug '15 11:48:08 AM StFan
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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' has possibly the most symbolism-overdosed example of this trope in history: just before Asuka makes a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome triumphant recovery]] from her AngstComa during the penultimate assault on NERV HQ, she has been placed inside her Eva for protection from assassination and hidden at the bottom of the Geofront's lake (with the Eva also lying in the fetal position for good measure). When painfully roused by enemy forces deploying depth charges against her, we are treated to a gradual-zoom in on her (notably [[RuleofSymbolism flipped upside down]]) for [[LeavetheCameraRunning a full minute]] while her chanting of "I don't want to die" grows from a faint whisper into an anguished scream. She has a serene, dreamlike vision of her mother, then ''violently explodes from the lake'' and returns to the HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior she used to be, [[UptoEleven and then some.]]



* [[http://www.body-pixel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Icare_Moebius_Taniguchi.jpg The cover]] from the Manga ''Icare'' by Creator/{{Moebius}} and Creator/JiroTaniguchi.

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* [[http://www.body-pixel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Icare_Moebius_Taniguchi.jpg The cover]] from the Manga ''Icare'' (''Icarus'') by Creator/{{Moebius}} and Creator/JiroTaniguchi.



* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' has possibly the most symbolism-overdosed example of this trope in history: just before Asuka makes a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome triumphant recovery]] from her AngstComa during the penultimate assault on NERV HQ, she has been placed inside her Eva for protection from assassination and hidden at the bottom of the Geofront's lake (with the Eva also lying in the fetal position for good measure). When painfully roused by enemy forces deploying depth charges against her, we are treated to a gradual-zoom in on her (notably [[RuleofSymbolism flipped upside down]]) for [[LeavetheCameraRunning a full minute]] while her chanting of "I don't want to die" grows from a faint whisper into an anguished scream. She has a serene, dreamlike vision of her mother, then ''violently explodes from the lake'' and returns to the HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior she used to be, [[UptoEleven and then some.]]



* In the space survival thriller ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', shortly after Matt Kowalski (Creator/GeorgeClooney) refuses Ryan Stone (Creator/SandraBullock)'s TakeMyHand, Stone finally reaches the International Space Station airlock and its promise of momentary safety and oxygen. Floating in the airlock in her underthings, she assumes this pose after stripping out of her space suit. The moment represents her transition from Kowalski's helpless cargo to self-rescuing DamselOutOfDistress. {{Justified|Trope}} to some extent, since this is the natural position that a relaxed body assumes in zero-g.



* In the space survival thriller ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', shortly after Matt Kowalski (Creator/GeorgeClooney) refuses Ryan Stone (Creator/SandraBullock)'s TakeMyHand, Stone finally reaches the International Space Station airlock and its promise of momentary safety and oxygen. Floating in the airlock in her underthings, she assumes this pose after stripping out of her space suit. The moment represents her transition from Kowalski's helpless cargo to self-rescuing DamselOutOfDistress. {{Justified|Trope}} to some extent, since this is the natural position that a relaxed body assumes in zero-g.
5th Aug '15 8:09:06 PM Willbyr
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7th Jul '15 6:42:05 AM StFan
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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' has possibly the most symbolism-overdosed example of this trope in history: just before Asuka makes a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome triumphant recovery]] from her AngstComa during the penultimate assault on NERV HQ, she has been placed inside her Eva for protection from assassination and hidden at the bottom of the Geofront's lake (with the Eva also lying in the fetal position for good measure). When painfully roused by enemy forces deploying depth charges against her, we are treated to a gradual-zoom in on the page image shot (which is notably [[RuleofSymbolism flipped upside down]]) for [[LeavetheCameraRunning a full minute]] while her chanting of "I don't want to die" grows from a faint whisper into an anguished scream. She has a serene, dreamlike vision of her mother, then ''violently explodes from the lake'' and returns to the HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior she used to be, [[UptoEleven and then some.]]

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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' has possibly the most symbolism-overdosed example of this trope in history: just before Asuka makes a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome triumphant recovery]] from her AngstComa during the penultimate assault on NERV HQ, she has been placed inside her Eva for protection from assassination and hidden at the bottom of the Geofront's lake (with the Eva also lying in the fetal position for good measure). When painfully roused by enemy forces deploying depth charges against her, we are treated to a gradual-zoom in on the page image shot (which is notably her (notably [[RuleofSymbolism flipped upside down]]) for [[LeavetheCameraRunning a full minute]] while her chanting of "I don't want to die" grows from a faint whisper into an anguished scream. She has a serene, dreamlike vision of her mother, then ''violently explodes from the lake'' and returns to the HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior she used to be, [[UptoEleven and then some.]]
7th Jul '15 6:40:58 AM StFan
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* The page image comes from [[NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]], which is possibly the most symbolism-overdosed example of this trope in history: just before Asuka makes a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome triumphant recovery]] from her AngstComa during the penultimate assault on NERV HQ, she has been placed inside her Eva for protection from assassination and hidden at the bottom of the Geofront's lake (with the Eva also lying in the fetal position for good measure). When painfully roused by enemy forces deploying depth charges against her, we are treated to a gradual-zoom in on the page image shot (which is notably [[RuleofSymbolism flipped upside down]]) for [[LeavetheCameraRunning a full minute]] while her chanting of "I don't want to die" grows from a faint whisper into an anguished scream. She has a serene, dreamlike vision of her mother, then ''violently explodes from the lake'' and returns to the HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior she used to be, [[UptoEleven and then some.]]



* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion The End of Evangelion]]'' has possibly the most symbolism-overdosed example of this trope in history: just before Asuka makes a [[CrowningMomentofAwesome triumphant recovery]] from her AngstComa during the penultimate assault on NERV HQ, she has been placed inside her Eva for protection from assassination and hidden at the bottom of the Geofront's lake (with the Eva also lying in the fetal position for good measure). When painfully roused by enemy forces deploying depth charges against her, we are treated to a gradual-zoom in on the page image shot (which is notably [[RuleofSymbolism flipped upside down]]) for [[LeavetheCameraRunning a full minute]] while her chanting of "I don't want to die" grows from a faint whisper into an anguished scream. She has a serene, dreamlike vision of her mother, then ''violently explodes from the lake'' and returns to the HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior she used to be, [[UptoEleven and then some.]]



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5th Jul '15 4:28:20 PM Saucy!
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* Melfina is introduced like this in ''Manga/OutlawStar'', as seen in the page picture above.

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* Melfina is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c364c64538bbb1a4f8a19eec590cca1b.png introduced like this this]] in ''Manga/OutlawStar'', as seen in the page picture above.''Manga/OutlawStar''.
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