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3rd Mar '18 11:11:40 AM StarTropes
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ehydration is a wonderful thing in fiction! It can make anything from creatures to base elements shrink to a easily portable size, and all you need to do to return it to the way it was before is to put a drop of water on it!

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ehydration Dehydration is a wonderful thing in fiction! It can make anything from creatures to base elements shrink to a easily portable size, and all you need to do to return it to the way it was before is to put a drop of water on it!
27th Feb '18 2:19:11 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comic Book]]
* The Bash Street Kids of ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' tried making food from dehydrated mash, sausages and gravy once. It went wrong when they used far too much water and the food was bursting out of the kitchen.

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[[folder:Comic Book]]
[[folder:Comedy]]
* The Bash Street Kids Employed in one of ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' tried making food from Carl Hurley's routines involving him going on a dehydrated mash, sausages food diet and gravy once. It went wrong losing three pounds... and then gaining five when they used far too much water and the food was bursting out of the kitchen.it rained.



[[folder: Film-Animated]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'s dehydration ray, which is impossibly harmless. If you get hit with it, you get turned into a small perfect cube (presumably equivalent to the mass of you that isn't water, although we never see what happens to the water), and then as soon as that cube gets slightly damp it transforms back into a perfect healthy human being.
** And he uses it on ''everything''. Stray cats, bags of garbage, Minion, ''[[spoiler: himself]]''...

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[[folder: Film-Animated]]
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'s dehydration ray, which is impossibly harmless. If you get hit with it, you get turned into a small perfect cube (presumably equivalent to The Bash Street Kids of ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' tried making food from dehydrated mash, sausages and gravy once. It went wrong when they used far too much water and the mass food was bursting out of you that isn't water, although we never see what happens to the water), and then as soon as that cube gets slightly damp it transforms back into a perfect healthy human being.
** And he uses it on ''everything''. Stray cats, bags of garbage, Minion, ''[[spoiler: himself]]''...
kitchen.



[[folder:Film-Live Action]]

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[[folder:Film-Live Action]][[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/SpeedBump'' featured a strip with "Powdered Water: Just Add Water".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'s dehydration ray, which is impossibly harmless. If you get hit with it, you get turned into a small perfect cube (presumably equivalent to the mass of you that isn't water, although we never see what happens to the water), and then as soon as that cube gets slightly damp it transforms back into a perfect healthy human being.
** And he uses it on ''everything''. Stray cats, bags of garbage, Minion, ''[[spoiler: himself]]''...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* A DeletedScene from ''Film/TheBlackHole'' had the following dialogue:
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' I'm starving. What's on the menu for Christmas Eve?
-->'''[[TinCanRobot V.I.N.CENT.:]]''' Dehydrated turkey, with dehydrated oyster stuffing. Also dehydrated cranberry sauce, dehydrated gravy and giblets, dehydrated sweet potatoes in dehydrated orange sauce, dehydrated vegetable salad, dehydrated mince pie, dehydrated--
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' [firmly cutting him off] I envy you, V.I.N.CENT.
-->'''V.I.N.CENT.:''' [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick That's not surprising]]. Why?
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' Because you don't have any taste buds.

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* A DeletedScene from ''Film/TheBlackHole'' had has the following dialogue:
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' I'm starving. What's on the menu for Christmas Eve?
-->'''[[TinCanRobot
Eve?\\
'''[[TinCanRobot
V.I.N.CENT.:]]''' Dehydrated turkey, with dehydrated oyster stuffing. Also dehydrated cranberry sauce, dehydrated gravy and giblets, dehydrated sweet potatoes in dehydrated orange sauce, dehydrated vegetable salad, dehydrated mince pie, dehydrated--
-->'''Lt.
dehydrated--\\
'''Lt.
Pizer:''' [firmly ''[firmly cutting him off] off]'' I envy you, V.I.N.CENT.
-->'''V.
CENT.\\
'''V.
I.N.CENT.:''' [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick That's not surprising]]. Why?
-->'''Lt.
Why?\\
'''Lt.
Pizer:''' Because you don't have any taste buds.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', an alien race from the Andromeda galaxy (the Kelvans) had the ability to "distill" people by using a device on their belts, reducing them down to a porous, softball-sized cuboctahedron. (Water not needed for restoration.)

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', an ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
** An
alien race from the Andromeda galaxy (the Kelvans) had has the ability to "distill" people by using a device on their belts, reducing them down to a porous, softball-sized cuboctahedron. (Water not needed for restoration.)



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/SpeedBump'' featured a strip with "Powdered Water: Just Add Water".

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''ComicStrip/SpeedBump'' featured a strip with "Powdered Water: ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' #73 had the Pill of Plentiful Water. Just Add Water".add a tiny amount of water to it and it would expand and become a gallon of water.
* Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}'' supplement ''Stormbringer Companion''. When placed in water, a waterhorse wafer will swell up and become a full sized waterhorse (a demon from the Plane of Probability.



[[folder:Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1122 SCP-1122 ("The House of Tomorrow")]]. The house's kitchen has FoodPills that change into three-course meals when water is added to them.

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[[folder:Other Sites]]
[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1122 SCP-1122 ("The House of Tomorrow")]]. The house's kitchen has FoodPills that change into three-course meals when original ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' game from Sierra On-Line, featured a canister of dehydrated water is added (hydrogen gas). Part of the game takes place on a desert planet; you actually have to them.drink the water to avoid dying. You could also throw the canister at the creature Orat. His belly would swell up and he would explode.



[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Employed in one of Carl Hurley's routines involving him going on a dehydrated food diet and losing three pounds... and then gaining five when it rained.

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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
[[folder:Web Original]]
* Employed in one ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1122 SCP-1122 ("The House of Carl Hurley's routines involving him going on a dehydrated food diet and losing three pounds... and then gaining five Tomorrow")]]. The house's kitchen has FoodPills that change into three-course meals when it rained.water is added to them.



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' #73 had the Pill of Plentiful Water. Just add a tiny amount of water to it and it would expand and become a gallon of water.
* Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}'' supplement ''Stormbringer Companion''. When placed in water, a waterhorse wafer will swell up and become a full sized waterhorse (a demon from the Plane of Probability.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The original ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' game from Sierra On-Line, featured a canister of dehydrated water (hydrogen gas). Part of the game takes place on a desert planet; you actually have to drink the water to avoid dying. You could also throw the canister at the creature Orat. His belly would swell up and he would explode.
[[/folder]]



* WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife:

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* WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife: ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':



-->'''Heffer:''' I love the future.
-->(adds a drop of water to a pill that instantly becomes a huge sandwich)
-->'''Heffer:''' I love the future!

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-->'''Heffer:''' --->'''Heffer:''' I love the future.
-->(adds
future.\\
''[adds
a drop of water to a pill that instantly becomes a huge sandwich)
-->'''Heffer:'''
sandwich]''\\
'''Heffer:'''
I love the future!
19th Feb '18 3:04:52 PM eroock
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Dehydration is a wonderful thing in fiction! It can make anything from creatures to base elements shrink to a easily portable size, and all you need to do to return it to the way it was before is to put a drop of water on it!

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Dehydration [[quoteright:330:[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pizza_bttf_2.jpg]]]]

ehydration
is a wonderful thing in fiction! It can make anything from creatures to base elements shrink to a easily portable size, and all you need to do to return it to the way it was before is to put a drop of water on it!
12th Feb '18 4:38:43 AM JackG
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-->'''[[TinCanRobot V.I.N.CENT:]]''' Dehydrated turkey, with dehydrated oyster stuffing. Also dehydrated cranberry sauce, dehydrated gravy and giblets, dehydrated sweet potatoes in dehydrated orange sauce, dehydrated vegetable salad, dehydrated mince pie, dehydrated--
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' [firmly cutting him off] I envy you, VINCENT.
-->'''V.I.N.CENT:''' [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick That's not surprising]]. Why?

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-->'''[[TinCanRobot V.I.N.CENT:]]''' CENT.:]]''' Dehydrated turkey, with dehydrated oyster stuffing. Also dehydrated cranberry sauce, dehydrated gravy and giblets, dehydrated sweet potatoes in dehydrated orange sauce, dehydrated vegetable salad, dehydrated mince pie, dehydrated--
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' [firmly cutting him off] I envy you, VINCENT.
V.I.N.CENT.
-->'''V.I.N.CENT:''' CENT.:''' [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick That's not surprising]]. Why?
12th Feb '18 4:37:50 AM JackG
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* A DeletedScene from ''Film/TheBlackHole'' had the following dialogue:
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' I'm starving. What's on the menu for Christmas Eve?
-->'''[[TinCanRobot V.I.N.CENT:]]''' Dehydrated turkey, with dehydrated oyster stuffing. Also dehydrated cranberry sauce, dehydrated gravy and giblets, dehydrated sweet potatoes in dehydrated orange sauce, dehydrated vegetable salad, dehydrated mince pie, dehydrated--
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' [firmly cutting him off] I envy you, VINCENT.
-->'''V.I.N.CENT:''' [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick That's not surprising]]. Why?
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' Because you don't have any taste buds.
16th Jun '17 12:59:29 PM Kalaong
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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame}}!'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".

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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame}}!'', ''Anime/{{Blame}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".
16th Jun '17 12:59:02 PM Kalaong
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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame!}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".

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* In the film adaptation of ''Anime/{{Blame!}}'', ''Anime/{{Blame}}!'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".
16th Jun '17 12:58:48 PM Kalaong
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* In the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".

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* In the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', ''Anime/{{Blame!}}'', Killy is invited into a settlement that is running out of food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar + 20 gallons of water = 8 cubic feet of spongy "food".
16th Jun '17 12:56:27 PM Kalaong
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* Invoked in the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', where early on, Killi provided a settlement with a concentrated bar the size of a "king size" candy bar. Upon adding water, it expanded to the size of a coffee table and was more than enough to sate dozens of people.

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* Invoked in In the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', where early on, Killi provided Killy is invited into a settlement with a concentrated bar the size that is running out of a "king size" food. He hands over some rations; 1 king-sized candy bar. Upon adding water, it expanded to the size bar + 20 gallons of a coffee table and was more than enough to sate dozens water = 8 cubic feet of people.spongy "food".
21st May '17 1:46:24 PM sarysa
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* Invoked in the film adaptation of ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', where early on, Killi provided a settlement with a concentrated bar the size of a "king size" candy bar. Upon adding water, it expanded to the size of a coffee table and was more than enough to sate dozens of people.
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