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3rd May '18 11:05:16 PM CJCroen1393
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' features Mirio Togata, a character with this power that more or less addresses all the FridgeLogic brought up in this page's entry. Whenever he activates his ability, he becomes unable to see, hear or breathe, being able to only sense his fall to the Earth's core (because he somehow keeps his mass). The only reasons this power is not considered outright BlessedWithSuck is because a) he can turn individual body parts intangible instead of just his entire body and b) he has a specific {{Required Secondary Power|s}} that causes him to instantly eject back up to the surface when he deactivates his intangibility while phasing through a large mass of something (thus, averting TeleFrag). He has also managed to manipulate this ejecting to be able to essentially move around like if he were teleporting. The only sketchy part is that he's still visible while using his ability (which shouldn't be possible due to light not hitting him), although it's unknown if that's only because of artistic choice from the author's part.

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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' features Mirio Togata, a character with this power that more or less addresses all the FridgeLogic brought up in this page's entry. Whenever he activates his ability, he becomes unable to see, hear or breathe, being able to only sense his fall to the Earth's core (because he somehow keeps his mass). The only reasons this power is not considered outright BlessedWithSuck is because a) he can turn individual body parts intangible instead of just his entire body and b) he has a specific {{Required Secondary Power|s}} that causes him to instantly eject back up to the surface when he deactivates his intangibility while phasing through a large mass of something (thus, averting TeleFrag). He has also managed to manipulate this ejecting to be able to essentially move around like if he were teleporting. The only sketchy part is that he's still visible while using his ability (which shouldn't be possible due to light not hitting him), although it's unknown if that's only because of artistic choice from the author's part. Oh, and there's one more minor (though [[{{Fanservice}} appreciated by the readers]]) drawback to these powers--with the exception of his supersuit, [[NakedPeopleAreFunny his clothes can't phase with him.]]
1st May '18 12:43:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Slimer does this to a point in the first ''Film/Ghostbusters''. Food? That he can chew, but the bottle of wine pours right through him.

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* Slimer does this to a point in the first ''Film/Ghostbusters''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}''. Food? That he can chew, but the bottle of wine pours right through him.
12th Apr '18 9:59:57 PM MillaMaxwell
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* A manga series called ''Manga/TokyoESP'' by Hajime Segawa ([[HeAlsoDid who created]] ''Ga-Rei'') features a protagonist, Rinka, who gains this power after a freaky incident involving otherworldly fish and arctic mammals.

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* A manga series called In ''Manga/TokyoESP'' by Hajime Segawa ([[HeAlsoDid who created]] ''Ga-Rei'') features a the protagonist, Rinka, who gains this power after a freaky incident involving otherworldly fish freak incursion with a flying penguin and arctic mammals.glowing, flying fish. Notably, there are some aspects to this power (which is given the name 'Physical Permeation') that allows it to work within the bonds of reality. First of all, while Rinka can use this power consciously, more often than not it's more of a defense mechanism that springs up to make bullets and swords useless against her. It also only allows her to phase through non-living organisms (with the exception of plants and tiny creatures like spiders and ants) but can spread to whatever she's wearing so her clothing won't fall off her, though the first time she uses this ability leaves her in just her underwear. More to the point, the reason she doesn't fall down into the core of the earth is because, just as her body unconsciously uses Physical Permeation to prevent bullets from harming her, it also prevents Rinka from unconsciously falling through the floor (the first time she used her power, falling through the floor was a freak accident because she didn't know what she was doing.) and when she does use the power to phase through the ground, she can always catch herself because she's able to unphase parts of her body to act as 'hooks.' She notably used this to [[spoiler: escape a chokehold Nadja had her in on an elevator by phasing through the floor while using her foot as an anchor to stay 'in' the elevator,]] and to [[spoiler: keep a hold of Minami after the later tried teleporting away from her by using her hand as a hook to keep her on a rooftop.]]
17th Mar '18 12:16:01 AM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': An unscrupulous reporter stole a device that gave him this power so he could spy on anyone he pleased and make a fortune as a celebrity gossip columnist. In the end, he subverted the trend and ''did'' suffer the KarmicDeath (he not only stole the device, but killed the inventor with a fire he set to cover his tracks) of becoming permanently intangible and falling first through each individual floor of the building he's in, then falling through the ''basement'' into the ground, and then, presumably, the Earth's crust all the way to the core. Depending on whether or not heat/gravity has any effect on him, and how long he can survive in an intangible state, it may be a horrific AndIMustScream ending of the kind ''Beyond'' loved to spring on the audience. [[note]] Since the intangibility is simply an effect granted by a full-body suit, it's likely that at most he has only three days before he starves/dehydrates to death in the suit, assuming its internal air supply (which you would expect it to have, solving the "how do you breathe" issue) lasts that long. [[/note]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': An unscrupulous reporter named Ian Peek stole a device that gave him this power so he could spy on anyone he pleased and make a fortune as a celebrity gossip columnist. In the end, he subverted the trend and ''did'' suffer the KarmicDeath (he not only stole the device, but killed the inventor with a fire he set to cover his tracks) of becoming permanently intangible and falling first through each individual floor of the building he's in, then falling through the ''basement'' into the ground, and then, presumably, the Earth's crust all the way to the core. Depending on whether or not heat/gravity has any effect on him, and how long he can survive in an intangible state, it may be a horrific AndIMustScream ending of the kind ''Beyond'' loved to spring on the audience. [[note]] Since the intangibility is simply an effect granted by a full-body suit, it's likely that at most he has only three days before he starves/dehydrates to death in the suit, assuming its internal air supply (which you would expect it to have, solving the "how do you breathe" issue) lasts that long. [[/note]]
14th Mar '18 5:47:02 PM MannOfMen
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* The Music/TheMoodyBlues' EpicRocking anthem ''Legend Of A Mind'' is about another way of becoming intangible: dedicated to sixties' drugs guru Dr Timothy Leary, a theme of the song is AstralProjection brought about by (un)wise ingestion of [[DrugsAreBadForYou psychotropic pharmaceuticals]]

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* The Music/TheMoodyBlues' EpicRocking anthem ''Legend Of A Mind'' is about another way of becoming intangible: dedicated to sixties' drugs guru Dr Timothy Leary, a theme of the song is AstralProjection brought about by (un)wise ingestion of [[DrugsAreBadForYou [[DrugsAreBad psychotropic pharmaceuticals]]
10th Mar '18 11:50:16 PM gophergiggles
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* Larval Stalkers from ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' cannot be touched by anything and cannot interact with Harry at all, and will quickly vanish when beamed with the flashlight. They only exist to screw with the player as they still trigger your radio's static, and to lull you into a false sense of security leaving you open to attack from regular Stalkers who look and behave similarly but can and ''will'' attack Harry.
8th Feb '18 6:14:22 PM nombretomado
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* The [[SerialKiller Void Walker]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has the power to seep through corners in walls and appear in nearby buildings, quite possible appearing in your [[ParanoiaFuel closet]] or [[ParanoiaFuel under your bed]].

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* The [[SerialKiller Void Walker]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' has the power to seep through corners in walls and appear in nearby buildings, quite possible appearing in your [[ParanoiaFuel closet]] or [[ParanoiaFuel under your bed]].
18th Jan '18 2:42:23 AM lillolillo
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} a classic story]]'', the titular heroine faces down a mutant super-villain who has multiple powers. The ability to become intangible is one of them.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} a classic story]]'', the titular heroine faces down a mutant super-villain who has multiple powers. The powers, included the ability to become intangible intangible.
** In ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'', Supergirl reveals The Flash teached her how to vibrate at Superspeed to slip her molecules between those of solid objects in order to deal with enemies that try to freeze you by coating you in ice. Kara uses his lessons to escape when Bizarrogirl tries to encase her in stone. However itís a last resort because she
is one usually not fast enough.
--->'''The Flash:''' Mr. Freeze, Captain Cold, Minister Blizzard ó All
of them.them will try to freeze you dead in your tracks, coat you in ice. You gotta know how to counter. If you vibrate at Super Speed, your molecules will be able to slip between the molecules of whatever's freezing you.
16th Jan '18 11:49:50 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'':
** The Banish spell turns a unit ethereal, which makes them entirely immune to normal attacks. However, it also makes them unable to attack, move slower, become more vulnerable to spells and the Magic DamageType (which come in two varieties: the laughable attack of each faction's casters or the extremely powerful attacks of their heavy flyers). Because of these effects, it can be used against both friend and foe.
** Tauren Spirit Walkers can switch between ethereal and physical form.
12th Jan '18 5:15:55 AM Andyroid
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-->-- '''Olka''', mistmeadow witch, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' flavor text for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=turn%20to%20mist Turn to Mist]]

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-->-- '''Olka''', mistmeadow witch, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' flavor text for [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=turn%20to%20mist com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=158752 Turn to Mist]]
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