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26th Sep '16 12:44:49 AM BrightLight
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* ''WesternAnimation/MilesFromTomorrowland'': Phoebe, Loretta, Leo and a couple of alien citizens are frozen solid by Gadfly Garnett in the episode "Frozen Food". Miles and Merc are fortunately spared however, and help to reverse the freezing process.
4th Sep '16 1:40:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/ThargsFutureShocks'': A scientist who is made into a laughing stock by his jealous rival decides to prove his naysayers wrong by inventing cryogenic suspension, then putting himself to sleep for twenty years. It turns out that during this time people tore down his laboratorium and put an apartment building on top of it, so he's forced to go into suspension again, waking up after another forty years when the building is gone. When he tries to claim credit for inventing cryogenic suspension, he's told that it was invented fifty-five years ago--by his rival.
30th Aug '16 12:59:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' series has the Race (and, once they master space flight) humans using cold sleep to travel between their respective homeworlds due to the distances involved. For humans, the process hasn't been perfected, and in the final book their ambassador (Henry Kissinger) dies sometime during the trip and this is only learned when they try and fail to revive him. [[spoiler:Of course, it becomes a moot point when humans develop FTL travel near the end of the novel.]]

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series has the Race (and, once they master space flight) humans using cold sleep to travel between their respective homeworlds due to the distances involved. For humans, the process hasn't been perfected, and in the final book their ambassador (Henry Kissinger) dies sometime during the trip and this is only learned when they try and fail to revive him. [[spoiler:Of course, it becomes a moot point when humans develop FTL travel near the end of the novel.]]
27th Aug '16 7:51:28 AM erforce
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* The ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' character Vance Astro spent 1,000 years in suspended animation for a slower-than-light trip to Alpha Centauri... Only to find Earthmen had invented hyperdrive and beaten him there by several centuries.[[note]] However, they did throw him a welcoming party.[[/note]] As a bonus bummer, the long time he spent in the tube has damaged his body so that he needed a full-body life-support suit to survive.

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* The ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' character Vance Astro spent 1,000 years in suspended animation for a slower-than-light trip to Alpha Centauri... Only to find Earthmen had invented hyperdrive and beaten him there by several centuries.[[note]] However, they did throw him a welcoming party.[[/note]] As a bonus bummer, the long time he spent in the tube has damaged his body so that he needed a full-body life-support suit to survive.



* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} villain Omega Red, who was cryogenically frozen after his superiors decided he was too dangerous to control.

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* ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Omega Red, who was cryogenically frozen after his superiors decided he was too dangerous to control.
17th Aug '16 2:26:33 PM margdean56
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* Pruneface in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''. Almost frozen to death in his original appearance in 1942, writer Max Allan Collins later revealed that he had been used in a cyrogenics experiment: allowing him to be thawed out in 1983.

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* Pruneface in ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''. Almost frozen to death in his original appearance in 1942, writer Max Allan Collins later revealed that he had been used in a cyrogenics experiment: cryogenics experiment, allowing him to be thawed out in 1983.



* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people-[[spoiler: turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds.]]

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* In planning for her mission to Mars in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'', Samantha thinks she has a much safer solution than freezing people-[[spoiler: people--[[spoiler: turning the crew into bears and letting them naturally hibernate. Given that she's a geneticist with a penchant for turning herself and her associates into various animals, this is not nearly as implausible as it sounds.]]
12th Aug '16 4:52:52 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/HaloWars end with the surviving cast going into cryosleep after their ship is left drifting in space; they don't wake up again until ''twenty-eight'' years later in ''VideoGame/HaloWars2''.

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** ''VideoGame/HaloWars ''VideoGame/HaloWars'' end with the surviving cast going into cryosleep after their ship is left drifting in space; they don't wake up again until ''twenty-eight'' years later in ''VideoGame/HaloWars2''.
12th Aug '16 4:52:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'':
** The original ''Halo'' trilogy begins with Master Chief getting thawed out of his Cryo tube and in the last one has him getting into one.
** Master Chief becomes a human popsicle at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The ''Halo 4'' trailer shows what happen when he awakens. [[spoiler:He punches his way out.]]
** The novels have another [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] spend the entirety of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' on ice due to an injury. Of course, thanks to ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', this is (maybe) no longer canon.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'':
''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Cryotubes are standard on all UNSC ships; lore-wise, people are supposed to be naked going into them (since skin and clothes don't mix well inside them), but visual media understandably ignores this.
** The original ''Halo'' trilogy begins with Master Chief getting thawed out of his Cryo tube Cryotube in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', and in the last one has him getting back into one.
** Master Chief becomes a human popsicle
one at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. The ''Halo 4'' trailer shows what happen when he awakens. [[spoiler:He punches Chief wakes up from again in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' (the first teaser showed him ''punching'' his way out.]]
** The novels have another [[SuperSoldier Spartan]] spend
out, but he's thawed out the entirety of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' on ice due to an injury. Of course, thanks to ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', this normal way in the game itself).
** ''VideoGame/HaloWars end with the surviving cast going into cryosleep after their ship
is (maybe) no longer canon.left drifting in space; they don't wake up again until ''twenty-eight'' years later in ''VideoGame/HaloWars2''.
12th Aug '16 12:38:32 PM ChronoLegion
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* TheReveal in ''Series/WaywardPines'' is that hundreds of people have been placed in cryopods (most of them kidnapped) in order to wait out for humanity to destroy itself and for Earth to recover. The titular town actually exists in the 41st century. In season 2, it's mentioned that it took decades for Pilcher to perfect the freezing process. Apparently, besides actual freezing, volcanic ash is used to kill off any bacteria that might enter the pod. The process appears to be harmless. One character is revealed to have undergone it for hundreds of times, awakening every twenty years for a day in order to keep track of the state of the world and to maintain the equipment. By the end of season 2, [[spoiler:the pods are used again to survive an [[HumanoidAbomination Abby]] attack on the town, but only half of the available pods are charged, resulting in hundreds of people being left to be slaughtered]].
11th Aug '16 7:51:47 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold
** In ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', cryo-freeze is often used for badly wounded soldiers, until they can reach the high grade medical help needed to restore them. Miles spends much of one book in a misplaced cryo-capsule, while his friends search for him.
** In the novel ''Cryoburn'' Miles is on a planet whose entire culture, and economy revolves around cryogenics. Nearly everyone on the planet gets themselves frozen, before they die, in the hope that they can be thawed out once there's a cure for whatever's killing them (including old age.) The cryogenic corporations get the proxy votes of everyone they've got in storage, so they are now in complete control of the planet (since the frozen outnumber the living by quite a margin.)
** Also, it's implied that the settlement of Beta Colony, one of the first planets colonized off of Earth, was done using this method at sublight speed, as there were either no wormholes leading to the system, or the wormhole technology hadn't been invented yet.

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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold
Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** In ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', cryo-freeze Cryo-freeze is often used for badly wounded soldiers, until they can reach the high grade medical help needed to restore them. Miles spends much of one book ''Literature/MirrorDance'' in a misplaced cryo-capsule, while his friends search for him.
** In the novel ''Cryoburn'' ''Literature/{{Cryoburn}}'' Miles is on a planet whose entire culture, and economy revolves around cryogenics. Nearly everyone on the planet gets themselves frozen, before they die, in the hope that they can be thawed out once there's a cure for whatever's killing them (including old age.) age). The cryogenic corporations get the proxy votes of everyone they've got in storage, so they are now in complete control of the planet (since the frozen outnumber the living by quite a margin.)
margin).
** Also, it's It's implied that the settlement of Beta Colony, one of the first planets colonized off of Earth, was done using this method at sublight speed, as there were either no wormholes leading to the system, or the wormhole technology hadn't been invented yet. yet.
6th Aug '16 5:39:33 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/DarkMatter'': The Seers' ship keeps people with predictive abilities on board this way.
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