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25th Apr '17 2:41:05 PM PhantomRider
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** In one strange but relatively harmless SG-1 example, a group of Jaffa are retreating through a Stargate in a panic, and the gate shuts down just as the last one runs through; the end of the [[BoomStick staff weapon]] he was carrying then clatters to the floor, having been severed by the portal as it disengaged. There was no reason for the gate to shut down so suddenly, it was a plot device to underscore just how much of a rush the Jaffa were in to get out of there; the equivalent of dropping something as you run out a door and then not even bothering to notice or pick it up.

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** In one strange but relatively harmless SG-1 example, a group of Jaffa are retreating through a Stargate in a panic, and the gate shuts down just as the last one runs through; the end of the [[BoomStick staff weapon]] he was carrying then clatters to the floor, having been severed by the portal as it disengaged. There was no reason for the gate to shut down so suddenly, suddenly - as discussed, safeguards exist to prevent just that - but it was a plot device to underscore underscored just how much of a rush the Jaffa were in to get out of there; the equivalent of dropping something as you run out a door and then not even bothering to notice or pick it up.up.
**Then there's the ring transporters. What's in the rings on one side is exchanged with what's in the rings on the other. The only time we see this used to cause bodily harm is in the original movie (trapped partially under the rings by O'Neill, Ra's {{Dragon}} gets relieved of his head) but there's one awesome scene where someone teleports from underwater. When the effect finishes, there's a nice cylindrical column of water surrounding the characters when they arrive at the destination teleporter, which immediately falls away once nothing's holding it together.
15th Mar '17 4:43:21 PM Doug86
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* Vortex grenades in ''Tabletopgame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' essentially create a wormhole into [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the warp]] which does this to anything it touches if they fail a fixed save to dodge. Armour and special equipment offers no protection, making them one of the most dangerous weapons in the game. Despite being extremely expensive one-shot weapons only available to very few characters, they have been removed in more recent editions.

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* Vortex grenades in ''Tabletopgame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' essentially create a wormhole into [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the warp]] which does this to anything it touches if they fail a fixed save to dodge. Armour and special equipment offers no protection, making them one of the most dangerous weapons in the game. Despite being extremely expensive one-shot weapons only available to very few characters, they have been removed in more recent editions.



* Also from Warhammer40000 is the ork "Tellyport Blasta", which weaponizes this very concept by forming a small bubble to warpspace and then displacing it somewhere nearby to destroy vehicles and extremely tough characters with ease. Consequently it is a very high strength weapon with an excellent AP value that is quite short ranged.

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* ** Also from Warhammer40000 ''Warhammer 40,000'' is the ork "Tellyport Blasta", which weaponizes this very concept by forming a small bubble to warpspace and then displacing it somewhere nearby to destroy vehicles and extremely tough characters with ease. Consequently it is a very high strength weapon with an excellent AP value that is quite short ranged.
5th Mar '17 10:04:08 AM nombretomado
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* This is the power of the MarvelComics mutant Blink. She (well, an AlternateUniverse version of her) later refines this into actual full-body teleportation. The [=AU=] version is quite capable of slicing up what she teleports too, but the mainstream MarvelUniverse version could ''only'' do that because of her [[HowDoIShotWeb limited of control of her powers]].

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* This is the power of the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics mutant Blink. She (well, an AlternateUniverse version of her) later refines this into actual full-body teleportation. The [=AU=] version is quite capable of slicing up what she teleports too, but the mainstream MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse version could ''only'' do that because of her [[HowDoIShotWeb limited of control of her powers]].
25th Jan '17 1:26:36 PM StFan
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* In JohnBirmingham's ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' trilogy, the [[TimeTravel Transition]] only takes a part of a British helicopter carrier to 1942. The rest remains in 2021. The ship's reactor promptly blows up. There are also cases of TeleFrag as the USS ''Leyte Gulf'' from 2021 gets "spliced" with USS ''Astoria'' from 1942.

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* In JohnBirmingham's Creator/JohnBirmingham's ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' trilogy, the [[TimeTravel Transition]] only takes a part of a British helicopter carrier to 1942. The rest remains in 2021. The ship's reactor promptly blows up. There are also cases of TeleFrag as the USS ''Leyte Gulf'' from 2021 gets "spliced" with USS ''Astoria'' from 1942.
22nd Jan '17 8:40:24 PM Willbyr
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* ''[[CorpseParty Corpse Party: Tortured Souls]]'', Happens to [[spoiler: Satoshi Mochida]] as the main characters escape the [[DarkWorld Heavenly Host Elementary School]]. The procedure requires them to have correct pieces of scrapped paper to invoke a teleportation chant. [[spoiler: The guy doesn't, and only his arms make it back to the real world as they have been locked by two friends who have the correct paper. His body is nowhere to be found.]]

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* ''[[CorpseParty ''[[VideoGame/CorpseParty Corpse Party: Tortured Souls]]'', Happens to [[spoiler: Satoshi Mochida]] as the main characters escape the [[DarkWorld Heavenly Host Elementary School]]. The procedure requires them to have correct pieces of scrapped paper to invoke a teleportation chant. [[spoiler: The guy doesn't, and only his arms make it back to the real world as they have been locked by two friends who have the correct paper. His body is nowhere to be found.]]
8th Jan '17 9:58:06 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''JohnnyTest'', Bling Bling Boy's teleporter delivers him without one of his legs, causing him to fall over. This is only because that teleporter isn't quite perfected yet however; he explains to Johnny that the teleporter has done this before, and sure enough, the leg reappears a few seconds later.

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* In an episode of ''JohnnyTest'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'', Bling Bling Boy's teleporter delivers him without one of his legs, causing him to fall over. This is only because that teleporter isn't quite perfected yet however; he explains to Johnny that the teleporter has done this before, and sure enough, the leg reappears a few seconds later.
22nd Dec '16 6:26:56 AM SubjectFive
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* Also from Warhammer40000 is the ork "Tellyport Blasta", which weaponizes this very concept by forming a small bubble to warpspace and then displacing it somewhere nearby to destroy vehicles and extremely tough characters with ease. Consequently it is a very high strength weapon with an excellent AP value that is quite short ranged.
16th Sep '16 6:00:40 PM rjd1922
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** Actually, you CAN do this to yourself because of a glitch, it just requires a very specific situation: shortly after [[spoiler:[=GLADoS=] tries to kill you in the incinerator]], there's a large block-shaped piece of equipment with a small gap you can only get under by crouching. Crawl under it, make a portal on the bottom, make a second somewhere else, stand up while below the first portal, and move the first portal somewhere else. However, it doesn't kill you, as the game engine is not capable of slicing the player, your legs are transported inside the wall (or floor), and you're stuck until you load a new save.

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** Actually, you CAN do this to yourself because of a glitch, it just requires a very specific situation: shortly after [[spoiler:[=GLADoS=] [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=] tries to kill you in the incinerator]], there's a large block-shaped piece of equipment with a small gap you can only get under by crouching. Crawl under it, make a portal on the bottom, make a second somewhere else, stand up while below the first portal, and move the first portal somewhere else. However, it doesn't kill you, as the game engine is not capable of slicing the player, your legs are transported inside the wall (or floor), and you're stuck until you load a new save.
25th Aug '16 5:05:08 PM nombretomado
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* An oddly ''harmless'' example comes from the {{Discovery Channel}}'s ''Know More Than You Should'' series of advertisements. It starts with several scenes of the bottom half of a woman running blindly through a city bumping into things. Then it cuts to the top half of the same woman stuck in a home-made teleporter while her husband tries in vain to fix it.

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* An oddly ''harmless'' example comes from the {{Discovery Channel}}'s Creator/DiscoveryChannel's ''Know More Than You Should'' series of advertisements. It starts with several scenes of the bottom half of a woman running blindly through a city bumping into things. Then it cuts to the top half of the same woman stuck in a home-made teleporter while her husband tries in vain to fix it.
14th Aug '16 10:15:30 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* This occurs to [[spoiler:the part of the ship Master Chief and Cortana are escaping on]] at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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This occurs to [[spoiler:the part of the ship Master Chief and Cortana are escaping on]] at the end of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
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