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22nd Sep '16 10:53:22 AM EricaB
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* In the ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'' setting ''TabletopGame/WonderlandNoMore'' by TripleAceGames one of the player-character races is a Playing Card. It is an AliceInWonderland setting, after all. They have the ability to 'turn sideways' against an opponent, giving that opponent a penalty to hit them in combat. I can also be used to slip under doors and such.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'' setting ''TabletopGame/WonderlandNoMore'' by TripleAceGames one of the player-character races is a Playing Card. It is an AliceInWonderland setting, after all. They have the ability to 'turn sideways' against an opponent, giving that opponent a penalty to hit them in combat. I They can also be used to slip under doors and such.
22nd Sep '16 10:52:12 AM EricaB
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* In the ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'' setting ''TabletopGame/WonderlandNoMore'' by TripleAceGames one of the player-character races is a Playing Card. It is an AliceInWonderland setting, after all. They have the ability to 'turn sideways' against an opponent, giving that opponent a penalty to hit them in combat. I can also be used to slip under doors and such.
6th Sep '16 6:00:53 AM StFan
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* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] once imagined he had become two-dimensional, allowing him to escape notice by turning sideways.
** [[{{Deconstruction}} At the price of only being able to move by either "flopping" his body or just going along with a breeze.]]

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* [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] once imagined he had become two-dimensional, allowing him Many artists enjoy making [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/paper-child paper children]], which, while not quite as alive as most examples of this trope, are photographed so as to escape notice by turning sideways.
** [[{{Deconstruction}} At the price of only being able
appear to move by either "flopping" his body or just going along be interacting with a breeze.]]the otherwise-three-dimensional world.
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* The Narrowegians of the ''Rufus Crustbuster'' comic strip of ''Jack & Jill'' magazine were living pancake creatures that turned the title character into one with a machine.
* ''Comics/MortadeloYFilemon'' do this on a normal basis. A couple of times, it is an actual invention by [[MadScientist Professor Bacterio]] that allows them to be paper thin so that they can infiltrate some place.

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* The Narrowegians of the ''Rufus Crustbuster'' comic strip of ''Jack & Jill'' magazine were living pancake creatures that turned the title character into one with a machine.
* ''Comics/MortadeloYFilemon'' do
''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' does this on a normal basis. A couple of times, it is an actual invention by [[MadScientist Professor Bacterio]] that allows them to be paper thin so that they can infiltrate some place.



* From FrancoBelgianComics, ''[[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Krostons Les Krostons]]'' feature three evil gnomes originating from a comic book, who have the power to shift from 2-D to 3-D at will.



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* In the Tim Burton version of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' Mike Teavee [[spoiler:gets shrunken by the television transportation system]] and then has to be [[spoiler:re-stretched by a taffy puller]] leaving him very tall but no where near average girth.
* Judge Doom towards the end of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
* Reedman from ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'' has Freddy turning Mark into a paper cutout, draining the color out of him and cutting him to shreds.
* ''TheMask'', whether in the 1994 movie or its accompanying animated series.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In the Tim Burton version of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' Mike Teavee [[spoiler:gets shrunken by the television transportation system]] and then ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Calvin once imagines he has to be [[spoiler:re-stretched by a taffy puller]] leaving become two-dimensional, allowing him very tall but no where near average girth.
* Judge Doom towards the end of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
* Reedman from ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'' has Freddy
to escape notice by turning Mark sideways. [[{{Deconstruction}} At the price of only being able to move by either "flopping" his body or just going along with a breeze.]]
* The Narrowegians of the ''Rufus Crustbuster'' comic strip of ''Jack & Jill'' magazine were living pancake creatures that turned the title character
into one with a paper cutout, draining the color out of him and cutting him to shreds.
* ''TheMask'', whether in the 1994 movie or its accompanying animated series.
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* What do you get when you run [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Dynamic Duo]] over with a steamroller? Flatman and Ribbon.

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* What do you get when you run [[Franchise/{{Batman}} In the Dynamic Duo]] over with a steamroller? Flatman Tim Burton version of ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' Mike Teavee [[spoiler:gets shrunken by the television transportation system]] and Ribbon.then has to be [[spoiler:re-stretched by a taffy puller]] leaving him very tall but nowhere near average girth.
* Judge Doom towards the end of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', after being flattened by a steamroller.
%%* Reedman from ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen''.
* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet5TheDreamChild'' has Freddy turning Mark into a paper cutout, draining the color out of him and cutting him to shreds.
%%* ''Film/TheMask'', whether in the 1994 movie or its accompanying animated series.



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* What do you get when you run [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Dynamic Duo]] over with a steamroller? Flatman and Ribbon.
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** Even more so, A.K. Dewdney's ''{{Planiverse}}''.

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** * Even more so, A.K. Dewdney's ''{{Planiverse}}''.''Literature/{{Planiverse}}''.



* In ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Pyramids]]'', one of Ptaclusp's sons accidentally becomes this trope due to the twisting of dimensions by the grossly-oversized Great Pyramid. He also tends to drift horizontally at a steady rate, as the "fourth dimension" of Time now runs that way for him.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': In ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Pyramids]]'', ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'', one of Ptaclusp's sons accidentally becomes this trope due to the twisting of dimensions by the grossly-oversized Great Pyramid. He also tends to drift horizontally at a steady rate, as the "fourth dimension" of Time now runs that way for him.






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** In ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', characters from the [=PaRappa=] universe are now depicted as being cardboard-thick, rather than paper-thick. [[FridgeBrilliance The reason behind this is because PaRappa would need to be thicker in order to stand a chance against the others, cardboard is stronger than paper, and he would literally be torn to shreds if he were still paper.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', almost everyone is literally a paper cutout.

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** * In ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', characters from the [=PaRappa=] universe are now depicted as being cardboard-thick, rather than paper-thick. [[FridgeBrilliance The reason behind this is because PaRappa would need to be thicker in order to stand a chance against the others, cardboard is stronger than paper, and he would literally be torn to shreds if he were still paper.]]
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMario'', almost ''VideoGame/PaperMario'':
** Almost
everyone is literally a paper cutout.



* [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Mr. Game]] [[VideoGame/GameAndWatch & Watch]]
* Everyone in ''HarvestMoon: My Little Shop''.
* The Flatso enemies in ''VideoGame/{{BanjoTooie}}'', which pop out of the floor of Cloudcuckooland's Central Cavern.
** The fact that they make a 'cha-ching' sound like that of paper money adds to this effect.

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* %%* [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Mr. Game]] [[VideoGame/GameAndWatch & Watch]]
* Everyone in ''HarvestMoon: ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: My Little Shop''.
* The Flatso enemies in ''VideoGame/{{BanjoTooie}}'', ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'', which pop out of the floor of Cloudcuckooland's Central Cavern.
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Cavern. The fact that they make a 'cha-ching' sound like that of paper money adds to this effect.



-->'''Max:''' Lose weight ''and'' make money? Where do I sign up?
-->'''Sam:''' I dropped a whole dimension and I've never felt better!
* VideoGame/{{Descent}} was notable for being the first FirstPersonShooter with polygon enemies. This is made possible by all enemies being rather edgy StarfishRobots. The (human) hostages you have to rescue would require too much polygons, so they are made of sprites like in VideoGame/{{Doom}}. To give these sprites an appearance of depth, their height is scaled depending on the angle you view them from. This has the drawback that they appear to be absolutely flat when viewed from above or below. The original campaign avoids this by placing them always in rooms with a low ceiling, but PaperPeople are an often seen graphical glitch in user made levels.
* The final boss in the 1999 PC version of ''SpaceInvaders'' is a black "yeti" creature, like those seen on the arcade game's cabinet artwork. For some reason, the beast is also flat. There's no explanation or anything; it just ''is''.

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-->'''Max:''' Lose weight ''and'' make money? Where do I sign up?
-->'''Sam:'''
up?\\
'''Sam:'''
I dropped a whole dimension and I've never felt better!
* VideoGame/{{Descent}} was ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' is notable for being the first FirstPersonShooter with polygon enemies. This is made possible by all enemies being rather edgy StarfishRobots. The (human) hostages you have to rescue would require too much polygons, so they are made of sprites like in VideoGame/{{Doom}}.''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. To give these sprites an appearance of depth, their height is scaled depending on the angle you view them from. This has the drawback that they appear to be absolutely flat when viewed from above or below. The original campaign avoids this by placing them always in rooms with a low ceiling, but PaperPeople are an often seen graphical glitch in user made levels.
* The final boss in the 1999 PC version of ''SpaceInvaders'' ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' is a black "yeti" creature, like those seen on the arcade game's cabinet artwork. For some reason, the beast is also flat. There's no explanation or anything; it just ''is''.



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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTAhglvnKic This]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkZ0Jxt4jUw&feature=related Whole]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqM3Sy0Ucw&feature=related Movie]] is built off this trope.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTAhglvnKic This]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkZ0Jxt4jUw&feature=related Whole]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqM3Sy0Ucw&feature=related Movie]] is built off this trope.
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* Mister Origami, a World-War II-era supervillain from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', was paper-thin and could fold himself into many different paper animal shapes... and assumed the abilities of the animal in question.



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* Kate Moss was portrayed this way on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTAhglvnKic This]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkZ0Jxt4jUw&feature=related Whole]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqM3Sy0Ucw&feature=related Movie]] is built off this trope.
* Mister Origami, a World-War II-era supervillain from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', is paper-thin and can fold himself into many different paper animal shapes... and assume the abilities of the animal in question.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Kate Moss was is portrayed this way on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.



* In ''TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Zoo Cops", the characters are transported to another dimension, where everyone becomes this.

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* In ''TheProblemSolverz'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Zoo Cops", the characters are transported to another dimension, where everyone becomes this.



* Turned UpToEleven...eh...one dimension in the animation [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin One D]] by Mike Grimshaw, where all characters and props are lines.

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* Turned UpToEleven...eh... eh... one dimension in the animation [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin One D]] D]]'' by Mike Grimshaw, where all characters and props are lines.




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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return of Harmony Part 1]]", the very first appearance of Discord (Spirit of Chaos and Disharmony) is under a stylized, two-dimensional shape moving over stained-glass windows.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E18DungeonsAndDiscords Dungeons & Discord]]", once transported to the RPG world by Discord's magic, the evil Squizard and his mooks still appear as flat cardboard panels, although animated, looking just like the cardboard tokens drawn by Spike for the game.



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* Plane trees
** More generally, the practice of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espalier espaliering]]'', which trains trees to grow in a flat pattern.
* Many artists enjoy making [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/paper-child paper children]], which, while not quite as alive as most examples of this trope, are photographed so as to appear to be interacting with the otherwise-three-dimensional world.

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* Plane trees
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trees. More generally, the practice of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espalier espaliering]]'', which trains trees to grow in a flat pattern.
* Many artists enjoy making [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/paper-child paper children]], which, while not quite as alive as most examples of this trope, are photographed so as to appear to be interacting with the otherwise-three-dimensional world.
pattern.






-->'''Horace''': It's like we're ''cartoons''! How horrible!

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-->'''Horace''': ->'''Horace:''' It's like we're ''cartoons''! How horrible!
horrible!
8th Aug '16 10:39:51 AM PrimeEvil
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* ''TheMask'', whether in the 1994 movie or its accompanying animated series.
29th May '16 6:35:08 PM nombretomado
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* Cheat codes will let you do this to VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon in the PS1 games ''Ripto's Rage'' and ''Year of the Dragon''.

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* Cheat codes will let you do this to VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon in the PS1 [=PS1=] games ''Ripto's Rage'' and ''Year of the Dragon''.
5th Apr '16 7:49:20 PM thatother1dude
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** A joke in "The Sweaters" had one of the [[StylisticSuck badly-animated]] background characters in Richwood Stadium take a tennis ball to the face, then topple over like a cardboard cutout. A sketch in "The Extras" revisits them, showing that they're ''all'' cutouts that can move back and forth, but have their body parts stuck in the same relative position. This proves extremely inconvenient for the two the sketch focuses on as they attempt to eat and watch the game. Eventually, one realizes tries to move, which succeeds and grants him depth [[FantasticRacism and the ire of those around him]].

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** A joke in "The Sweaters" had one of the [[StylisticSuck badly-animated]] background characters in Richwood Stadium take a tennis ball to the face, then topple over like a cardboard cutout. A sketch in "The Extras" revisits them, showing that they're ''all'' cutouts that can move back and forth, but have their body parts stuck in the same relative position. This proves extremely inconvenient for the two the sketch focuses on as they attempt to eat and watch the game. Eventually, one realizes tries to move, which succeeds and grants him depth [[FantasticRacism and the ire of those around him]].
20th Mar '16 9:10:03 PM thatother1dude
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* Teri the bear, a character from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', is a crumpled paper cutout. She changes clothes and sometimes facial expression with a pencil.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
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Teri the bear, a character from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', is a crumpled paper cutout. She changes cutout of a teddy bear. Her clothes and sometimes facial expression face are drawn onto her, and she can change either with a pencil.pencil. Most of her body is a flat object that moves in 3D space, but her face is like an AnimatedTattoo on her head.
** Wilson Bilson is also pencil on paper, but animated much differently than Teri. His entire ''body'' is a sketch, animated in two dimensions, which is projected on a background of notepad paper that follows him and contours to the movement of his body. Said sketch is quite slipshod, combining a band leader, male bodybuilder, goth, and female cheerleader, which gives him some rather contradictory personality traits.
** A joke in "The Sweaters" had one of the [[StylisticSuck badly-animated]] background characters in Richwood Stadium take a tennis ball to the face, then topple over like a cardboard cutout. A sketch in "The Extras" revisits them, showing that they're ''all'' cutouts that can move back and forth, but have their body parts stuck in the same relative position. This proves extremely inconvenient for the two the sketch focuses on as they attempt to eat and watch the game. Eventually, one realizes tries to move, which succeeds and grants him depth [[FantasticRacism and the ire of those around him]].
19th Mar '16 1:41:28 PM cybertoy0
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* Bill Cipher of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a ''triangle'', not a pyramid. Whenever he appears, he only has two sides, front and back. [[spoiler: Even when he escapes into the real world and gives himself a physical form, his default is a thin triangular plate.]]
3rd Mar '16 1:27:11 PM PrimeEvil
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* The final boss in the 1999 PC version of ''SpaceInvaders'' is a black "yeti" creature, like those seen on the arcade game's cabinet artwork. For some reason, the beast is also flat. There's no explanation or anything; it just ''is''.
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** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Mario can enter 3D mode to pass hidden paths hidden behind 2D foregrounds.
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