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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}}''.
6th Aug '16 8:11:41 AM Malady
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** An issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine]]'' with Shadow-powered artifacts relates how this happened to the thief who previously owned them. He'd crafted a bodysuit out of Shadow-matter, and used it to slip in and out of treasuries all over the various kingdoms. One King set up lots of lights, leaving only a single shadowed area large enough for him to step through, with several guards at the ready. When said Thief popped out, the guards cut off his hands and head, causing the rest of him to fall back into the Plane of Shadows. The artifacts were basically the hood and gloves of his suit.

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** An issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine]]'' ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' with Shadow-powered artifacts relates how this happened to the thief who previously owned them. He'd crafted a bodysuit out of Shadow-matter, and used it to slip in and out of treasuries all over the various kingdoms. One King set up lots of lights, leaving only a single shadowed area large enough for him to step through, with several guards at the ready. When said Thief popped out, the guards cut off his hands and head, causing the rest of him to fall back into the Plane of Shadows. The artifacts were basically the hood and gloves of his suit.
2nd Jul '16 10:17:29 AM nombretomado
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* In LEGO's ''{{Bionicle}}'' storyline, portals made by a Mask of Dimensional Gates close after a person enters them. An alternate "[[TheEmpire Empress]]" version of Toa Tuyet, attempting to escape her dimension where LaResistance was closing in on her, tried to be number two. She was sliced in half and died instantly.

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* In LEGO's ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' storyline, portals made by a Mask of Dimensional Gates close after a person enters them. An alternate "[[TheEmpire Empress]]" version of Toa Tuyet, attempting to escape her dimension where LaResistance was closing in on her, tried to be number two. She was sliced in half and died instantly.
25th Jun '16 8:24:54 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In Donald Wismer's ''Starluck'', the Matter Transmitter a.k.a. "M.T." (and coloquially "empty", as they appeared) is any matched pair of gray screens which were eventually perfected by the protagonists and made into [[Main/WeaponizedTeleportation shields for starships and personal assault equipment.]] During a revolt, [[spoiler: the Emperor was assassinated this way by the main character, Paul.]]

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* In Donald Wismer's ''Starluck'', ''Literature/{{Starluck}}'', the Matter Transmitter a.k.a. "M.T." (and coloquially colloquially "empty", as they appeared) is any matched pair of gray screens which were eventually perfected by the protagonists and made into [[Main/WeaponizedTeleportation shields for starships and personal assault equipment.]] During a revolt, [[spoiler: the Emperor was assassinated this way by the main character, Paul.]]
8th Jun '16 8:37:50 AM AgProv
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The opposite of a TeleFrag (but no less deadly). See also TeleporterAccident, for more general mishaps.


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The opposite of a TeleFrag (but no less deadly). See also TeleporterAccident, for more general mishaps.

mishaps. A NoFlowPortal may be designed to have this sort of effect on the unwary.

7th Jun '16 2:36:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', this is what happens to [[MassTeleportation Macross Island and a good amount of]] ''[[MassTeleportation environment]]'' [[MassTeleportation around it]]. The [[TeleportersAndTransporters Fold Engines]] on the Macross generate a [[SphereOfDestruction spherical field]] around the ship, engulfing part of the island and neatly cutting it off the Earth. The other end of the Fold gate, on the orbit of Pluto, shows a perfect sphere of land, sea, air, clouds, ''and sunlight'', instants before dissipating.... which [[SpaceIsCold flash-freezes]] the teleported mass.
** Weaponized in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' by Fold Bombs --overloaded Fold reactors which, when detonated, create [[SphereOfDestruction spherical portals]] that take everything within range into [[OurWormholesAreDifferent Fold space]] [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace where unprotected travel will annihilate the target]] (hence the page image in SphereOfDestruction.) They also have a bonus: matter teleported away by a Fold Bomb will leave a vacuum when it's gone, so activating one of these within an atmosphere will [[TeleFrag wreak further destruction on whatever is left behind]].

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
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In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', this is what happens to [[MassTeleportation Macross Island and a good amount of]] ''[[MassTeleportation environment]]'' [[MassTeleportation around it]]. The [[TeleportersAndTransporters Fold Engines]] on the Macross generate a [[SphereOfDestruction spherical field]] around the ship, engulfing part of the island and neatly cutting it off the Earth. The other end of the Fold gate, on the orbit of Pluto, shows a perfect sphere of land, sea, air, clouds, ''and sunlight'', instants before dissipating.... which [[SpaceIsCold flash-freezes]] the teleported mass.
** Weaponized in by the time of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' by with Fold Bombs --overloaded -- overloaded Fold reactors which, when detonated, create [[SphereOfDestruction spherical portals]] that take everything within range into [[OurWormholesAreDifferent Fold space]] space]], [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace where which annihilates any unprotected travel will annihilate the target]] (hence the page image in SphereOfDestruction.) SphereOfDestruction). They also have a bonus: matter teleported away by a Fold Bomb will leave a vacuum when it's gone, so activating one of these within an atmosphere will [[TeleFrag wreak further destruction on whatever is left behind]].
19th May '16 1:15:16 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': When the Avalon army is transporting troops from their homeworld to the "Evangelion" Earth through a dimensional portal, [[spoiler:Rei]] collapses the gate just when an HumongousMecha was stepping through it, cutting it in two.
-->There was simultaneously a tremendous CRACK and rumble like thunder in the air over their heads and seconds later a chunk of shallow-curved metal the size of a garage door slammed to the earth near them, every line on the inside of the slice glowing orange-red with heat. Asuka didn’t jump too badly at the impact; it was too much like things she’d seen before involving chunks of Angel or buildings in her past battles. But she knew instantly something was very much not right. That was the front two meters of the Black Knight that had been coming through the portal. ‘Where is the rest of it?!’
4th Apr '16 6:26:03 PM Materioptikon
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** In the Big Finish audio ''Colditz'', one of the remaining antagonists manages to stop the TARDIS doors from fully closing as the Doctor starts to leave, but is unable to fully enter as it dematerializes and leaves his lower half behind.
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