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24th Sep '16 4:47:37 PM nombretomado
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* One plot hook in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' involves a man going missing from his private room, with the only object of interest being a [[TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe large wardrobe]]. His name? CSLewis!

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* One plot hook in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' involves a man going missing from his private room, with the only object of interest being a [[TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe large wardrobe]]. His name? CSLewis!Creator/CSLewis!
30th Jun '16 7:55:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{BIONICLE}}'', the [[MaskPower Olmak]] can do this.

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* In ''{{BIONICLE}}'', ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'', the [[MaskPower Olmak]] can do this.
13th Jun '16 7:46:08 PM Jacob175
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* This is Uchiha Obito's main Mangekyo Sharingan ability. He can use his eye to travel to an alternate dimension at will. He can even send parts of his body when in danger so he could dodge at the last second, giving the illusion that he is an IntangibleMan. He instinctually teleports the portion of his body that intersects with an attack into an alternate dimension. He can even reach other dimensions, but it costs a ridiculous amout of stamina and chakra to do that.

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* This is [[Franchise/{{Naruto}} Uchiha Obito's Obito's]] main Mangekyo Sharingan ability. He can use his eye to travel to an alternate dimension at will. He can even send parts of his body when in danger so he could dodge at the last second, giving the illusion that he is an IntangibleMan. He instinctually instinctively teleports the portion of his body that intersects with an attack into an alternate dimension. He can even reach other dimensions, but it costs a ridiculous amout amount of stamina and chakra to do that.



* ''Film/{{Parallels}}'' has an entire derelict building that shunts people about randomly throught [[TheMultiverse the Multiverse]]. [[spoiler: Best guess so far is that it was built by some sort of awesomely advanced version of humanity that's either forgotten about it or doesn't much care about the havoc it's wreaking across hundreds of alternate Earths.]]

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* ''Film/{{Parallels}}'' has an entire derelict building that shunts people about randomly throught through [[TheMultiverse the Multiverse]]. [[spoiler: Best guess so far is that it was built by some sort of awesomely advanced version of humanity that's either forgotten about it or doesn't much care about the havoc it's wreaking across hundreds of alternate Earths.]]



* ''[[HaroldShea The Incomplete Enchanter]]'' by Creator/LSpragueDeCamp and FletcherPratt introduced the Syllogismobile which attuned the practitioners' minds to a selected alternate universe strongly enough to shift them into it.

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* ''[[HaroldShea ''[[Literature/HaroldShea The Incomplete Enchanter]]'' by Creator/LSpragueDeCamp and FletcherPratt introduced the Syllogismobile which attuned the practitioners' minds to a selected alternate universe strongly enough to shift them into it.



** In the same episode, the Dalek-built Void Ship (that created the tear between realities) was designed to traverse the void, or the extradimensional space bewteen universes. When it was in void transit mode, it was visible, but otherwise didn't exist (scans reported it as having no mass or dimension), and was described as creepy to look at. When the void transit functionality was switched off (just prior to the Daleks emerging), it "became" a normal vehicle with normal mass/etc.
** The Time Lords did this on a reagular basis before they died out.
* In ''TheMonkees 1997'' ABC special, ''Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees'', we learn that Mike had turned [[CoolCar the Monkeemobile]] into a dimension machine (AND lowrider, of all things). It's even capable of transporting them back to TheSixties.

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** In the same episode, the Dalek-built Void Ship (that created the tear between realities) was designed to traverse the void, or the extradimensional space bewteen between universes. When it was in void transit mode, it was visible, but otherwise didn't exist (scans reported it as having no mass or dimension), and was described as creepy to look at. When the void transit functionality was switched off (just prior to the Daleks emerging), it "became" a normal vehicle with normal mass/etc.
** The Time Lords did this on a reagular regular basis before they died out.
* In ''TheMonkees ''Music/TheMonkees 1997'' ABC special, ''Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees'', we learn that Mike had turned [[CoolCar the Monkeemobile]] into a dimension machine (AND lowrider, of all things). It's even capable of transporting them back to TheSixties.



** "Back To Earth" had a dimension cutter that employed the use of the ink from a dimension traveling monster that lead to RealWorldEpisode.

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** "Back To Earth" had a dimension cutter that employed the use of the ink from a dimension traveling monster that lead to a RealWorldEpisode.



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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', Serge uses Kid's astral amulet to travel between his world and the other world which was created 10 years ago due to a universal split where Serge is alive in one universe and dead in the other. See SchrodingersCat
* In ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'', the psychetron created by Dr. Neo Cortex can travel between Crash's world and the 10th dimension and most of the game is based around gathering the power crystals needed to power the device so Crash Bandicoot can get to the 10th dimension to save his world.
* The "ancient ruins" that are the goal of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 3: Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream'' turn out to be a Hyperprobability Space Vessel used by Yumemi and Chiyuri to travel from their own world to Gensokyo in search of the secrets of magic.
* While not a device, there are two main methods shown in ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' and ''VideoGame/{{Dreamfall}}'' that allow travel between the various worlds. Shifters are people who physically travel via portal they themselves open. Normally they can only travel between Stark (the world of technology) and Arcadia (the world of magic). April actually had to fly into space in Stark in order to get to the Guardian's Realm via a wormhole of some sort. The sequel also introduces Dreamers, people who fall asleep in one world and project a physical double into another one. The reason both types of people are able to cross between worlds is because all these worlds used to be one until they were split up by powerful wizards and scientists with the help from some space dragons in order to keep the world from the being destroyed.
* The Yamato Perpetual Reactor in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''. [[spoiler:With just the correct push, it can also serve as a handy multiverse-crushing black hole-creating machine.]]
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''. The Dimensionator. Created by the Lombaxes to end the Great War against the Cragmites, they allow its user to open portals to any dimension merely by telling the device what to find.
* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', [[spoiler:''[[CelebrityParadox Phantasy Star Online 2]]'' serves as this, linking the dimension that hosts Oracle and ARKS to that of Earth.]]
* The titular book of ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'', which can transport whoever reads the appropriate incantation contained within between their home world and the world of Rakenzarn.
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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', Serge uses Kid's astral amulet to travel between his world and the other world which was created 10 years ago due to a universal split where Serge is alive in one universe and dead in the other. See SchrodingersCat
* In ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'', the psychetron created by Dr. Neocortex can travel between Crash's world and the 10th dimension and most of the game is based around gathering the power crystals needed to power the device so Crash Bandicoot can get to the 10th dimension to save his world.
* The "ancient ruins" that are the goal of ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 3: Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream'' turn out to be a Hyperprobability Space Vessel used by Yumemi and Chiyuri to travel from their own world to Gensokyo in search of the secrets of magic.
* While not a device, there are two main methods shown in ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' and ''VideoGame/{{Dreamfall}}'' that allow travel between the various worlds. Shifters are people who physically travel via portal they themselves open. Normally they can only travel between Stark (the world of technology) and Arcadia (the world of magic). April actually had to fly into space in Stark in order to get to the Guardian's Realm via a wormhole of some sort. The sequel also introduces Dreamers, people who fall asleep in one world and project a physical double into another one. The reason both types of people are able to cross between worlds is because all these worlds used to be one until they were split up by powerful wizards and scientists with the help from some space dragons in order to keep the world from the being destroyed.
* The Yamato Perpetual Reactor in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''. [[spoiler:With just the correct push, it can also serve as a handy multiverse-crushing black hole-creating machine.]]
* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''. The Dimensionator. Created by the Lombaxes to end the Great War against the Cragmites, they allow it's user to open portals to any dimension merely by telling the device what to find.
* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', [[spoiler:''[[CelebrityParadox Phantasy Star Online 2]]'' serves as this, linking the dimension that hosts Oracle and ARKS to that of Earth.]]
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': Professor Hubert Farnsworth accidentally creates a box that contains another universe where the outcome of every coinflip is reversed. The other universe's Farnsworth created a box containing the main universe. The two Farnsworths wind up creating a ton of more such boxes during the episode.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', the Turtles use the transdimensional portal, a technology that allows travel to alternate universes. It is most commonly used in the 1987 cartoon series. Another approach is used in ''TurtlesForever''; the teenage mutant ninja turtles use a dimensional portal stick to go to the 1987 universe.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'': Professor Hubert Farnsworth accidentally creates a box that contains another universe where the outcome of every coinflip is reversed. The other universe's Farnsworth created a box containing the main universe. The two Farnsworths wind up creating a ton of more of such boxes during the episode.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', the Turtles use the transdimensional portal, a technology that allows travel to alternate universes. It is most commonly used in the 1987 cartoon series. Another approach is used in ''TurtlesForever''; ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever''; the teenage mutant ninja turtles use a dimensional portal stick to go to the 1987 universe.
16th May '16 8:02:59 PM cybertoy0
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* ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' has the Zakurello Gate, which is primarily used by the Dark Axis to invade Neotopia's dimension. The SDG spends most of the series trying to build their own device, but ultimately just use the Zakurello Gate after the main invasion.
5th May '16 3:48:00 AM NozzDogg
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* One plot hook in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' involves a man going missing from his private room, with the only object of interest being a [[TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe large wardrobe]]. His name? CSLewis!
27th Apr '16 8:18:53 AM Morgenthaler
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13th Mar '16 2:57:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The Dark Judges possess orbs that allow travel between dimensions, which they stole from a group of aliens who made the mistake of visiting their world. Justice Department later reverse engineers the technology to create their own dimensional teleporters.



* ''{{Crossworlds}}'' has a staff which can get the main characters from the odd world from which the staff comes and back to what appears to be our Earth.

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13th Mar '16 2:53:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', an alternate [=McKay=] builds an "alternate reality drive" which has this function. The only problem is, it doesn't have an off switch or any way to control which reality it jumps into. This leads to one universe's worth of main characters being stranded in the wrong reality and another universe's worth dying of starvation before they can figure it out, before the actual main characters bootstrap on their research and discover a way to make it backtrack through the realities it came from (so they can at least get home, if not actually exploit the drive).

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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', an ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
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alternate [=McKay=] builds an "alternate reality drive" which has this function. The only problem is, it doesn't have an off switch or any way to control which reality it jumps into. This leads to one universe's worth of main characters being stranded in the wrong reality and another universe's worth dying of starvation before they can figure it out, before the actual main characters bootstrap on their research and discover a way to make it backtrack through the realities it came from (so they can at least get home, if not actually exploit the drive).
13th Mar '16 2:51:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has the "quantum mirror", which makes a few appearances in early episodes before being destroyed offscreen, on O'Neill's orders. In one episode, Daniel accidentally uses it to travel to another universe; in a later episode, alternate-universe versions of Carter and Kowalski come back through it, looking for refuge from the Go'a'uld invasion fleet that just arrived on Earth in their universe.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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the "quantum mirror", which makes a few appearances in early episodes before being destroyed offscreen, on O'Neill's orders. In one episode, Daniel accidentally uses it to travel to another universe; in a later episode, alternate-universe versions of Carter and Kowalski come back through it, looking for refuge from the Go'a'uld invasion fleet that just arrived on Earth in their universe.



* ''{{Sliders}}'' had the "Timer", several of which were actually used by the main characters (the original, the one from Egyptian World, and Colonel Rickman's Timer). The Timer's job was to open wormholes between universes, and also to [[PhlebotinumBreakdown malfunction]] [[MacGuffin or get stolen]], [[PlotDevice providing half the series' plots]].

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* ''{{Sliders}}'' had ''Series/{{Sliders}}''
** There's
the "Timer", several of which were actually used by the main characters (the original, the one from Egyptian World, and Colonel Rickman's Timer). The Timer's job was to open wormholes between universes, and also to [[PhlebotinumBreakdown malfunction]] [[MacGuffin or get stolen]], [[PlotDevice providing half the series' plots]].



* On ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', the Turtles use the transdimensional portal, a technology that allows travel to alternate universes. It is most commonly used in the 1987 cartoon series. Another approach is used in ''TurtlesForever''; the teenage mutant ninja turtles use a dimensional portal stick to go to the 1987 universe.

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* On ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', the Turtles use the transdimensional portal, a technology that allows travel to alternate universes. It is most commonly used in the 1987 cartoon series. Another approach is used in ''TurtlesForever''; the teenage mutant ninja turtles use a dimensional portal stick to go to the 1987 universe.
3rd Mar '16 7:43:47 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In the ''{{Paratime}}'' series by H. Beam Piper, the means of traveling through timelines is a conveyor using the Ghaldron-Hesthor field-generator. Conveyors are fixed in place, which means that as they travel through timelines, they may end up inside nuclear reactors or other hazards or be caught in warfare (a common activity on at least one timeline in nearly every trip, Paratimers note). Weakening of the transposition field is a concern of Paratimers.

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* In the ''{{Paratime}}'' ''Literature/{{Paratime}}'' series by H. Beam Piper, the means of traveling through timelines is a conveyor using the Ghaldron-Hesthor field-generator. Conveyors are fixed in place, which means that as they travel through timelines, they may end up inside nuclear reactors or other hazards or be caught in warfare (a common activity on at least one timeline in nearly every trip, Paratimers note). Weakening of the transposition field is a concern of Paratimers.



* ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Interdimensional travel is performed by the use of a Stepper, the designs for which appeared online one day. Its components are common enough to be bought from the local shops. And include a potato. [[spoiler:Except it turns out the Stepper device is more to do with providing a kind of mental focus - the protagonist learns he can Step without a device. ]]. Also unique is the fact that, unlike most other examples where parallel universes may diverge in recent history but are still recognisably similar to our own Earth, the parallel universes of the Long Earth are wildernesses devoid of human life. Only our own Earth evolved humans.

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* ''Literature/TheLongEarth'' by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Interdimensional travel is performed by the use of a Stepper, the designs for which appeared online one day. Its components are common enough to be bought from the local shops. And include a potato. [[spoiler:Except it turns out the Stepper device is more to do with providing a kind of mental focus - the protagonist learns he can Step without a device. ]]. ]] Also unique is the fact that, unlike most other examples where parallel universes may diverge in recent history but are still recognisably similar to our own Earth, the parallel universes of the Long Earth are wildernesses devoid of human life. Only our own Earth evolved humans.
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