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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'' #2, masses of white and black dots are used to depict currents of sea foam when Supergirl swims.
27th Oct '16 12:02:53 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Kirby Crackle were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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Kirby Crackle were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].up]].
** In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', this effect was used when Kara was flying in the second-to-last-issue.
27th Aug '16 11:46:28 PM Hylarn
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The Kirby Crackle are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Dots'.

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The Kirby Crackle Dots are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Dots'.
Crackle'.



Not related to [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.

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Not related to be confused with [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by Kirby]] or the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.
Krackle|Music}}.
23rd Aug '16 8:30:26 PM MCBigman
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Kirby dots are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Krackle'.

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The Kirby dots Crackle are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Krackle'.
Dots'.



* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]] Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature dots.
* Marvel Comics' Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Dots when he powers up. (Originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.

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* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]] Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature dots.
crackle.
* Marvel Comics' Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Dots Crackle when he powers up. (Originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.



* One issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' shows a container marked ''Kirby Dots'' in the League's trophy room.
* The [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Marvel Apes]] version of the Watcher gets loaded off a beverage that includes Kirby Dots as an ingredient.
* Galacta ([[DistaffCounterpart daughter]] of Galactus) [[http://twitter.com/#!/Gali_girl/status/1873418623 reveals offhandedly]] on her [[CharacterBlog Twitter account]] that mere humans cannot perceive the Power Cosmic where it affects reality, and blanks it out in our minds. She further lampshades that some people call the visual result "Kirby Crackles".

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* One issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' shows a container marked ''Kirby Dots'' Crackle'' in the League's trophy room.
* The [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Marvel Apes]] version of the Watcher gets loaded off a beverage that includes Kirby Dots Crackle as an ingredient.
* Galacta ([[DistaffCounterpart daughter]] of Galactus) [[http://twitter.com/#!/Gali_girl/status/1873418623 reveals offhandedly]] on her [[CharacterBlog Twitter account]] that mere humans cannot perceive the Power Cosmic where it affects reality, and blanks it out in our minds. She further lampshades that some people call the visual result "Kirby Crackles".Dots".



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Kirby Dots were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Kirby Dots Crackle were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].



* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby dots on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.[[/folder]]

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* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby dots Crackle on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.[[/folder]]



* A rare live-action version of the KirbyDots appears in the film ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' whenever the Infinity Gem is used.

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* A rare live-action version of the KirbyDots Kirby Crackle appears in the film ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' whenever the Infinity Gem is used.



* In ''Pinball/{{Genie}},'' the ''jinn's'' manifestation is accompanied by a swarm of Kirby dots.
* The cryogenic machine of ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'' is adorned with lots of dots and {{Power Glow}}s.

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* In ''Pinball/{{Genie}},'' the ''jinn's'' manifestation is accompanied by a swarm of Kirby dots.
Crackle.
* The cryogenic machine of ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'' is adorned with lots of dots Crackle and {{Power Glow}}s.



* The Power Flight travel power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' surrounds the character with black Kirby dots. There's also the Krackle Aura, whose description explicitly mentions Jack Kirby.
* Various powers and weapons in ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', such as Hand Blasters, use Kirby dots.
* Shortly before it shut down, ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' added an aura that greatly resembled Kirby dots, called "Dark Matter".

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* The Power Flight travel power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' surrounds the character with black Kirby dots.Crackle. There's also the Krackle Aura, whose description explicitly mentions Jack Kirby.
* Various powers and weapons in ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', such as Hand Blasters, use Kirby dots.
Crackle.
* Shortly before it shut down, ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' added an aura that greatly resembled Kirby dots, Crackle, called "Dark Matter".



* In [[http://evil-inc.com/comic/when-worlds-collide-part-one-8/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', Kirby Dots are not only displayed, they're used as a measure of a monster's super-powers! Gadzooks!

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* In [[http://evil-inc.com/comic/when-worlds-collide-part-one-8/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', Kirby Dots Crackle are not only displayed, they're used as a measure of a monster's super-powers! Gadzooks!



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a bunch of KirbyDots against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics. The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' had Franchise/{{Superman}} attacked by an Apokolips war machine with animated Kirby dots on its front panel.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features KirbyDots in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, is another Kirby creation.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a bunch of KirbyDots Kirby Crackle against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics. The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' had Franchise/{{Superman}} attacked by an Apokolips war machine with animated Kirby dots Crackle on its front panel.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features KirbyDots Kirby Crackle in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, is another Kirby creation.)



* In the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 TMNT]]'' series, they did a tribute episode to Jack Kirby, Kirby Dots and all.

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* In the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 TMNT]]'' series, they did a tribute episode to Jack Kirby, Kirby Dots Crackle and all.
2nd Aug '16 3:02:27 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Kirby Dots were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' had Supes attacked by an Apokolips war machine with animated Kirby dots on its front panel.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' had Supes Franchise/{{Superman}} attacked by an Apokolips war machine with animated Kirby dots on its front panel.
7th Apr '16 2:53:20 PM FlashSteps
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There now exists a [[http://www.theycamefromhollywood.com/octopusmotor/kirbydots/ CGI tool]] for automatically creating Kirby Dots, and even animating them. Interestingly, an analogous technique called 'particle emission' is used in VideoGame graphics for rendering fire, smoke, clouds and, not surprisingly, energy fields. This is, however, mostly because of technical limitations -- it's just really hard and computation intensive to create a polygonal object that changes shape the way fire does. Particle emissions are merely the next best thing.

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There now exists a [[http://www.theycamefromhollywood.com/octopusmotor/kirbydots/ CGI tool]] for automatically creating Kirby Dots, and even animating them. Interestingly, an analogous technique called 'particle emission' is used in VideoGame graphics for rendering fire, smoke, clouds and, not surprisingly, energy fields. This is, however, mostly because of technical limitations -- it's just really hard and computation computationally intensive to create a polygonal object that changes shape the way fire does. Particle emissions are merely the next best thing.
27th Feb '16 10:33:33 AM StFan
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!Examples:

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* Marvel Comics' Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Dots when he powers up (originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.
* [[Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis Alexander]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] Jr.'s powers tend to rely heavily on this. What they actually are is not elaborated on further than "dimensional abilities."
* ''ThePain'' has used this [[http://www.thepaincomics.com/weekly070214a.htm to represent evil radiation]].

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* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]] Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature dots.
* Marvel Comics' Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Dots when he powers up (originally.up. (Originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.
* [[Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Alexander]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] Jr.'s powers tend to rely heavily on this. What they actually are is not elaborated on further than "dimensional abilities."
* ''ThePain'' ''ComicBook/ThePain'' has used this [[http://www.thepaincomics.com/weekly070214a.htm to represent evil radiation]].



* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''-''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]'' miniseries hung a lampshade on it. In the second issue, Spider-Man and the Torch trade 'beats' to see who has it toughest, and Spidey accompanies the rest of the F4 on a trip to another dimension.

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* The ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''-''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Human Torch]]'' miniseries hung a lampshade on it. In the second issue, Spider-Man and the Torch trade 'beats' "beats" to see who has it toughest, and Spidey accompanies the rest of the F4 on a trip to another dimension.




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* [[http://cyber-kun.deviantart.com/art/Silver-Age-Mega-Man-X-219202589?q=favby%3Aamayirot-akago%2F1081209&qo=10 This]] Silver Age style fanart of ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' contains it as a deliberate homage.
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* A rare live-action version of the KirbyDots appears in the film Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy whenever the Infinity Gem is used.
* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby dots on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.
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* A rare live-action version of the KirbyDots appears in the film Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy whenever the Infinity Gem is used.
* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby dots on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.
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texture.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A rare live-action version of the KirbyDots appears in the film ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' whenever the Infinity Gem is used.
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[[folder:Pinballs]]




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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' has these from time to time, most visible when [[WizardClassic Avatar]] shorts-out [[KillerRobot Necron 99]] after the latter [[spoiler: kills Elinore's father.]] It's very much in keeping with the movie's general worship of countercultural 60's Comics.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a bunch of KirbyDots against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics.
** The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.

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\n[[AC: WesternAnimation]]\n* In ''Webcomic/LeagueOfSuperRedundantHeroes'' they are used, appropriately enough, [[http://superredundant.com/?comic=059-changes to illustrate the aura]] of a ComicBook/{{Galactus}} CaptainErsatz.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' has these from time to time, most visible when [[WizardClassic Avatar]] shorts-out [[KillerRobot Necron 99]] after the latter [[spoiler: kills Elinore's father.]] It's very much in keeping with the movie's general worship of countercultural 60's '60s Comics.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a bunch of KirbyDots against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics.
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comics. The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features KirbyDots in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, is another Kirby creation.)

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features KirbyDots in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, is another Kirby creation.)



* The short lived ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer'' animated series combined this with ConspicuousCGI with inconsistent effectiveness.

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* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]]
** Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature dots.
* [[http://cyber-kun.deviantart.com/art/Silver-Age-Mega-Man-X-219202589?q=favby%3Aamayirot-akago%2F1081209&qo=10 This]] Silver Age style fanart of VideoGame/MegaManX contains it as a deliberate homage.

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* The short lived short-lived ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer'' animated series combined this with ConspicuousCGI with inconsistent effectiveness.

[[AC: Other]]
* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]]
** Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature dots.
* [[http://cyber-kun.deviantart.com/art/Silver-Age-Mega-Man-X-219202589?q=favby%3Aamayirot-akago%2F1081209&qo=10 This]] Silver Age style fanart of VideoGame/MegaManX contains it as a deliberate homage.
effectiveness.
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12th Jan '16 1:48:05 PM AgProv
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Not related to [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]] or a district of [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Liverpool]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.

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Not related to [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]] or a district of [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Liverpool]].Kirby]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.
12th Jan '16 1:36:20 PM AgProv
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Not related to [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.

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Not related to [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]].Kirby]] or a district of [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Liverpool]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.
30th Dec '15 12:32:27 AM Anddrix
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* [[Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis Alexander]] [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor Luthor]] Jr.'s powers tend to rely heavily on this. What they actually are is not elaborated on further than "dimensional abilities."

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* [[Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis Alexander]] [[SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] Jr.'s powers tend to rely heavily on this. What they actually are is not elaborated on further than "dimensional abilities."
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