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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]]
11th Jan '18 10:39:10 AM erforce
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* ''Comicbook/XMen'':

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* The monster in ''4DMan'' was a scientist who acquired this ability. Using this power consumed his [[LifeEnergy life force]] at an accelerated rate and he had to replenish it by phasing through other living human beings.

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* The monster in ''4DMan'' ''4D Man'' was a scientist who acquired this ability. Using this power consumed his [[LifeEnergy life force]] at an accelerated rate and he had to replenish it by phasing through other living human beings.



* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, Kitty Pryde's mutation allows her to do this.

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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', Kitty Pryde's mutation allows her to do this.
9th Jan '18 10:46:30 PM Antrikshy
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "Deals with Our Devils", Phil Coulson, Robbie Reyes, and Leo Fitz get trapped between dimensions because of a side effect of a science experiment. They can see, touch, and communicate with each other, ''and'' see their surroundings and people in the "real" world. However, people in the "real" world don't see them and are able to pass straight through them. This instance of the trope does have the "floor problem", which is never explained. An important plot point in this episode even involves Robbie Reyes sneaking into a vehicle driven by another character without passing through it and traveling to a different location.
27th Dec '17 5:55:09 PM Mark_Morales_II
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* In ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'', Oberon discovers he can phase through matter by touching it. Alteriens do not become intangible. They vibrate the molecules of whatever object they come in physical contact with. In the case of a wall, the wall's molecules would vibrate to the point of becoming intangible. The effect is temporary, ending as soon as they pass through. This ability does not work on iron.

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* In ''{{Literature/Alterien}}'', ''Literature/{{Alterien}}'', Oberon discovers he can phase through matter by touching it. Alteriens do not become intangible. They vibrate the molecules of whatever object they come in physical contact with. In the case of a wall, the wall's molecules would vibrate to the point of becoming intangible. The effect is temporary, ending as soon as they pass through. This ability does not work on iron.
26th Dec '17 8:31:29 PM DustSnitch
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* Having left their bodies behind, all the deceased in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' are just shadows of their former selves that don't breath, block light, or affect physical matter. This leads to a sad incident when Dante tries to hug his recently deceased friend, Casella, three different times only for his hands to pass through his friend's illusory back.
21st Dec '17 3:14:54 AM TroperDoper
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-106 SCP-106]] from [[Wiki/SCPFoundation the SCP Foundation]] can pass through solid matter, but corrodes the material when it does.
24th Nov '17 1:04:22 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric gains selective intangibility as an EnlightenmentSuperpower. By understanding how all of reality is fundamentally {{mana}}, he can revert selective areas of matter temporarily or permanently back into mana. This enables him to walk through walls (because they are thin and transparent mana), walk on air (because he is mana) and either avoid or absorb magical attacks (because all magic, by definition, uses mana). The limitations are anything with a soul or anything connected to someone's soul, because that soul instinctively resists. This ability comes packaged with the RequiredSecondaryPowers because it requires more than simply acknowledging the fact that all of reality is mana, so it avoids the problems mentioned in the trope's description.



* ''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.
** 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.

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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.
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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.long. [[/note]]
11th Nov '17 2:28:48 PM WillKeaton
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* Necron Wraiths do this at will in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}. The same technology may play a role in the effectiveness of Necron melee weapons against power armor.

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* Necron Wraiths do this at will in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}. ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}.'' The same technology may play a role in the effectiveness of Necron melee weapons against power armor.
11th Nov '17 2:27:08 PM WillKeaton
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* The Twins in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' can turn this on and off at will, and use it selectively in fights to dodge attacks. It has the added bonus of healing wounds - several gunshots to the arm can be undone simply by turning intangible and then reverting. [[spoiler: Morpheus blowing up their car with them inside it had more of an effect, although whether they survived is left ambiguous.]]

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* The Twins in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' can turn this on and off at will, and use it selectively in fights to dodge attacks. It has the added bonus of healing wounds - several gunshots to the arm can be undone simply by turning intangible and then reverting. [[spoiler: Morpheus [[spoiler:Morpheus blowing up their car with them inside it had more of an effect, although whether they survived is left ambiguous.]]
11th Nov '17 2:26:17 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1111 SCP-1111 ("The White Dog")]]. SCP-1111-1 (the title dog) is incorporeal, which is why it is ImmuneToBullets.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2332 SCP-2332 ("Thought Messenger")]]. Because SCP-2332 is made of light, it can pass through solid objects as long as they're made of a substance permeable to light (i.e. not opaque) such as glass and Plexiglas.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1111 SCP-1111 ("The White Dog")]]. Dog").]] SCP-1111-1 (the title dog) is incorporeal, which is why it is ImmuneToBullets.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2332 SCP-2332 ("Thought Messenger")]]. Messenger").]] Because SCP-2332 is made of light, it can pass through solid objects as long as they're made of a substance permeable to light (i.e. not opaque) such as glass and Plexiglas.
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