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18th Mar '17 8:29:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* One house on the ''GliderPRO'' CD, "In The Mirror", is themed around these--some helpful, some harmful, others just cool-looking. Mirrors were also a common form of teleportation, going as far back as ''Glider 4.0''[='s=] "The House."

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* One house on the ''GliderPRO'' ''VideoGame/GliderPRO'' CD, "In The Mirror", is themed around these--some helpful, some harmful, others just cool-looking. Mirrors were also a common form of teleportation, going as far back as ''Glider 4.0''[='s=] "The House."
13th Mar '17 12:33:00 PM ChronoLegion
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* In the ''Literature/TsarGorokhsDetectiveAgency'' series, the frequent BigBad [[Myth/SlavicMythology Koschei the Deathless]] goes through several magic mirrors that ordinary allow him to spy on anyone, anywhere, and to reveal a person's true nature, if he or she happens to be disguised by a spell. Koschei ends up accidentally breaking his first mirror himself. The replacement works fine, until [[DumbMuscle Mitka]] gets his hands on it and somehow messes with the settings to show him [[AllMenArePerverts girls swimming in a river]]. Koschei later reveals that he's been unable to fix the settings, so the mirror ''always'' shows girls in a river and nothing else. He executed five masters, who failed to fix it, before deciding to look for yet another replacement. He manages to order one from Venice, which is nice, except the mirror insists on speaking Italian, annoying him to no end.
11th Mar '17 3:50:20 PM nombretomado
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* Tom Holt's entertaining but nonsensical novel ''Snow White and the Seven Samurai'' subverts this (as he does practically everything else) by introducing the "Mirrors 3.1" operating system which Snow White's Evil Queen Nemesis uses to pretty much control the whole fairytale world. Sort of. Since it's a parody of a [[MicrosoftWindows rather well-known OS]], you can imagine it doesn't work quite as well as the box claims.

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* Tom Holt's entertaining but nonsensical novel ''Snow White and the Seven Samurai'' subverts this (as he does practically everything else) by introducing the "Mirrors 3.1" operating system which Snow White's Evil Queen Nemesis uses to pretty much control the whole fairytale world. Sort of. Since it's a parody of a [[MicrosoftWindows [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows rather well-known OS]], you can imagine it doesn't work quite as well as the box claims.
6th Mar '17 10:45:35 AM AthenaBlue
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* As in the original book, Alice travels through a few of these in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass''.
* Snow White still has her magic mirror in ''Film/AvengersGrimm''. At the beginning of the film, she uses it to scry on her friends and enemies. We soon learn that it also acts as a portal to Earth.
* The Beast has one of these "as his only window to the outside world" in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
* [[BigBad Desmond]] has a mirror that can answer any question (in rhyme) in ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy''.



* The ArtifactOfDoom in ''Film/{{Oculus}}''. It's responsible for forty-five deaths at the ''[[FromBadToWorse beginning]]'' of the film.



* The ArtifactOfDoom in ''Film/{{Oculus}}''. It's responsible for forty-five deaths at the ''[[FromBadToWorse beginning]]'' of the film.
* [[BigBad Desmond]] has a mirror that can answer any question (in rhyme) in ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy''.
* Snow White still has her magic mirror in ''Film/AvengersGrimm''. At the beginning of the film, she uses it to scry on her friends and enemies. We soon learn that it also acts as a portal to Earth.
* As in the original book, Alice travels through a few of these in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass''.
* The Beast has one of these "as his only window to the outside world" in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast.''



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':
** The episode "The Mirror" features a mirror that supposedly shows a reflection of a man's assassins. A Central American dictator leaves it to the man who overthrew him, who becomes paranoid when he sees visions of his companions trying to do him in. Ultimately, [[spoiler: he ends up killing himself]].
** "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room" and "The Last Night Of A Jockey" feature the main characters' talking to their alter-egos through a mirror.
* [[RodSerling Rod Serling's]] ''Series/NightGallery'', episode "The Painted Mirror". A mirror acts as a temporal doorway, allowing anyone who passes through it to return to the time of the dinosaurs.



* Several times on ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** In "Syzygy" monster-of-the-week teen girls used a mirror to summon up Bloody Mary as described in the folklore section.
** "Elegy" had one of the messages written on the mirror in blood.
** Every crime scene in "Chimera" involved a broken mirror or shiny surface [[spoiler: so that the MOTW could not actually see her true self when she was murdering]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has a [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Quantum_Mirror Quantum Mirror]] connecting an unlimited number of [[TheMultiverse parallel universes.]]

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* Several times on ''Series/TheXFiles'':
**
''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Syzygy" monster-of-the-week teen girls used [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor "Vincent and the Doctor"]], the Doctor has a mirror to summon up Bloody Mary as described in that identifies species, and is the folklore section.
** "Elegy" had one
only way he can see the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* [[RodSerling Rod Serling's]] ''Series/NightGallery'', episode "The Painted Mirror". A mirror acts as a temporal doorway, allowing anyone who passes through it to return to the time
of the messages written on the mirror in blood.
** Every crime scene in "Chimera" involved a broken mirror or shiny surface [[spoiler: so that the MOTW could not actually see her true self when she was murdering]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has a [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Quantum_Mirror Quantum Mirror]] connecting an unlimited number of [[TheMultiverse parallel universes.]]
dinosaurs.


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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has a [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Quantum_Mirror Quantum Mirror]] connecting an unlimited number of [[TheMultiverse parallel universes.]]
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'':
** The episode "The Mirror" features a mirror that supposedly shows a reflection of a man's assassins. A Central American dictator leaves it to the man who overthrew him, who becomes paranoid when he sees visions of his companions trying to do him in. Ultimately, [[spoiler: he ends up killing himself]].
** "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room" and "The Last Night Of A Jockey" feature the main characters' talking to their alter-egos through a mirror.
* Several times on ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** In "Syzygy" monster-of-the-week teen girls used a mirror to summon up Bloody Mary as described in the folklore section.
** "Elegy" had one of the messages written on the mirror in blood.
** Every crime scene in "Chimera" involved a broken mirror or shiny surface [[spoiler: so that the MOTW could not actually see her true self when she was murdering]].
24th Feb '17 2:48:28 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-412 SCP-412 ("Mutagenic Mirror")]]. Anyone who looks into this mirror suffers progressive body changes. If they live long enough a cavity forms in their chest and a small humanoid creature appears in the cavity.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-739 SCP-739 ("A Mirrored Booth")]]. When someone is inside the booth, the mirrors' reflections of the person act independently of what the person is doing. Each time the booth's door is opened and closed the reflection move closer to the person. It's hinted that if the reflections reach the person they will replace them and escape into the world.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-919 SCP-919 ("Needy Mirror")]]. After someone has been in front of SCP-919 for 15 seconds their image will come alive and beg them not to leave the area in front of SCP-919. If the person does leave, their image in SCP-919 will scream and disintegrate.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-944 SCP-944 ("Mirror Maze")]]. A number of mirrors in the Fun House section of SCP-944 have strange effects on people who pass through them, such as being teleported to another mirror 700 miles away, being squashed down to a height of 3 foot 4 inches, and being trapped inside the mirror.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-987 SCP-987 ("Gruesome Gallery")]]. SCP-987 (A-M) are a set of 13 mirrors whose reflections each depict a series of events involving the death of a different person.
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-412 SCP-412 ("Mutagenic Mirror")]]. Anyone who looks into this mirror suffers progressive body changes. If they live long enough a cavity forms in their chest and a small humanoid creature appears in the cavity.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-739 SCP-739 ("A Mirrored Booth")]]. When someone is inside the booth, the mirrors' reflections of the person act independently of what the person is doing. Each time the booth's door is opened and closed the reflection move closer to the person. It's hinted that if the reflections reach the person they will replace them and escape into the world.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-919 SCP-919 ("Needy Mirror")]]. After someone has been in front of SCP-919 for 15 seconds their image will come alive and beg them not to leave the area in front of SCP-919. If the person does leave, their image in SCP-919 will scream and disintegrate.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-944 SCP-944 ("Mirror Maze")]]. A number of mirrors in the Fun House section of SCP-944 have strange effects on people who pass through them, such as being teleported to another mirror 700 miles away, being squashed down to a height of 3 foot 4 inches, and being trapped inside the mirror.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-987 SCP-987 ("Gruesome Gallery")]]. SCP-987 (A-M) are a set of 13 mirrors whose reflections each depict a series of events involving the death of a different person.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2645 SCP-2645 ("Through the Looking Glass")]]. SCP-2645 is a full-length mirror which connects to an identical AlternateUniverse. When anything touches the surface of SCP-2645, instead of touching the mirror's surface it touches a duplicate of itself from the other universe.
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7th Feb '17 4:35:49 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In ''Film/SnowWhiteATaleofTerror'' of course. It's also implied that the mirror is either the experience of Claudia's psychotic break or a spirit.

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* In ''Film/SnowWhiteATaleofTerror'' ''Film/SnowWhiteATaleOfTerror'' of course. It's also implied that the mirror is either the experience of Claudia's psychotic break or a spirit.
30th Jan '17 3:08:31 AM jormis29
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* In John Bellairs ''The Face in the Frost'' (1969), the wizard Prospero has one. Chapter One: "That was the magic mirror, a competent but somewhat sarcastic mirror in a heavy gilt frame. When the magician was not trying to get something out of it, it was given to tuneless humming and crabby remarks."

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* In John Bellairs Creator/JohnBellairs ''The Face in the Frost'' (1969), the wizard Prospero has one. Chapter One: "That was the magic mirror, a competent but somewhat sarcastic mirror in a heavy gilt frame. When the magician was not trying to get something out of it, it was given to tuneless humming and crabby remarks."
29th Jan '17 9:33:48 PM dcollins
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* In John Bellairs ''The Face in the Frost'' (1969), the wizard Prospero has one. Chapter One: "That was the magic mirror, a competent but somewhat sarcastic mirror in a heavy gilt frame. When the magician was not trying to get something out of it, it was given to tuneless humming and crabby remarks."
4th Jan '17 1:30:02 AM ElectroKraken
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* ''Franchise/Kirby''

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* ''Franchise/Kirby''''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'':
21st Dec '16 12:24:48 AM Xtifr
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* The Mirror of Llunet is the [[MacGuffin object of Taran's quest]] in ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain Taran Wanderer]]'', by Lloyd Alexander. Taran wishes to know of his parentage and so seeks this mirror (actually a flat, still, shallow pool) which will show the truth.

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* The Mirror of Llunet is the [[MacGuffin object of Taran's quest]] in ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain Taran Wanderer]]'', by Lloyd Alexander. Taran wishes to know of his parentage and so seeks this mirror (actually a flat, still, shallow pool) which will show the truth.
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