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3rd Jul '17 3:16:51 PM Vox
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe Forced marriage optional]], but for Lois' sake you might wanna hurry.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[AndNowYouMustMarryMe Forced marriage optional]], but for Lois' sake you might wanna hurry.]]
25th Jun '17 5:45:02 PM VengefulBusyness
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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.
11th Jun '17 8:08:14 PM nombretomado
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* Many gods in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' will be some combination of invisible [[spoiler:to almost everyone]] and intangible when they appear.

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* Many gods in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' will be some combination of invisible [[spoiler:to almost everyone]] and intangible when they appear.
9th Jun '17 7:53:28 PM Ramona122003
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' features Mirio Togata, a character with this power that more or less adresses 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 adresses 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.
9th Jun '17 7:52:24 PM Ramona122003
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', when Hit returns to kill [[spoiler: Goku]], he reveals a technique that makes physical attacks pass right through him like a ghost. [[spoiler:Vados reveals that what Hit is really doing is using the "time" he's "skipped" with his Time Skip technique to create a PocketDimension, which partially phases him out of local time-space. The downside is that he's limited in his attacking options while doing this and he can't keep it up forever. Once Goku figures out that Hit is "not there", he's able to break down the pocket universe and attack Hit anyway.]]
26th May '17 1:27:40 PM Octoya
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* ''ComicBook/DungeonTheEarlyYears'': Stapanelle is an herb that temporarily allows intangibility while bieng smoked.

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* ''ComicBook/DungeonTheEarlyYears'': Stapanelle is an herb that temporarily allows intangibility while bieng smoked.being smoked.
* Talia and other ghosts ''ComicBook/BrodysGhost'', aside from demighosts, are intangible and can only interact with the physical world in limited ways. [[spoiler:We learn that the people ghosts possess also turn intangible, albeit a possessed human is as useful as a rag doll and it's only good for transporting someone somewhere else fast.]]
25th May '17 6:34:56 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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** Jose Gutierrez from ''Series/{{Heroes Reborn}}'' has this ability. He uses it to work on car engines by reaching into them, and pull bullets out of people's bodies. He can also use it selectively, like DL.
16th Mar '17 8:42:39 PM Cryocene
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Asphyxiation is generally not an issue, potential breathing problems are typically ignored outright. If they're stuck in an intangible state for a while, starving to death usually isn't brought up either. Also, don't expect anyone to know that they shouldn't be able to see anything while intangible, if light passes straight through them, it can't form an image on their retinas. You can forget hearing too, air passing though you means nothing registers on the parts of the inner ear that detect sound waves. Run those same reasons in reverse, and it [[IncrediblyLamePun becomes clear]] that a truly Intangible Man would be incredibly ''boring'' as he could neither interact with the world nor even be detected by it. Fortunately, these pesky real life physics rules tend to be ignored in-story thanks to RuleOfCool.

Although the Intangible Man will pass right through walls, chairs, tables and such, he rarely has any problem properly interacting with floors, stairs or any other structures people are meant to walk upon. He may even be able to ride vehicles, with the odds of success rapidly increasing with the size of the vehicle. Anything big enough to walk around inside is quite likely, a ship or spaceship is more or less guaranteed.

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Asphyxiation is generally not an issue, potential breathing problems are typically ignored outright. If they're stuck in an intangible state for a while, starving to death usually isn't brought up either. Also, don't expect anyone to know that they shouldn't be able to see anything while intangible, if light passes straight through them, it can't form an image on their retinas. You can forget hearing too, air passing though you means nothing registers on the parts of the inner ear that detect sound waves. Run those same reasons in reverse, and it [[IncrediblyLamePun becomes clear]] that a truly Intangible Man intangible person would be incredibly ''boring'' as he could neither interact with the world nor even be detected by it. Fortunately, these pesky real life physics rules tend to be ignored in-story thanks to RuleOfCool.

Although the Intangible Man intangible characters will pass right through walls, chairs, tables and such, he rarely has any problem properly interacting with floors, stairs or any other structures people are meant to walk upon. He may even be able to ride vehicles, with the odds of success rapidly increasing with the size of the vehicle. Anything big enough to walk around inside is quite likely, a ship or spaceship is more or less guaranteed.
12th Mar '17 4:46:47 PM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}, the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/xenogog.htm Xenogog]] has this power, though it can solidify the tips of its needlelike arms to perform "''a surgically perfect lobotomy with a single touch''"


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* In ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'', the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/xenogog.htm Xenogog]] has this power, though it can solidify the tips of its needlelike arms to perform "''a surgically perfect lobotomy with a single touch''".
10th Mar '17 9:56:05 PM jormis29
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* Chaosium's supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III. The Dread is an intangible undead falcon that can fly through solid objects.

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* Chaosium's Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III. The Dread is an intangible undead falcon that can fly through solid objects.
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