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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.
6th Mar '16 2:37:27 PM Zoriax91
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** Illuso ends up doing this in part 5. Specifically, he [[spoiler:gets infected by Purple Haze. So, he escapes through a mirror but orders his Stand to leave the virus behind. This causes his infected hand to be forcibly removed]].
12th Feb '16 7:01:30 PM StClair
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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Little Girl Lost", after pulling everyone out of the other dimension, a guy goes, "Another few seconds, and half of you would've been here, and the other half..."

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* In ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Little Girl Lost", after pulling everyone out of the other dimension, a guy goes, dimension with moments to spare, someone observes, "Another few seconds, and half of you would've been here, and the other half..."
2nd Feb '16 1:09:36 PM StFan
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* Occurs in ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k'' during the fight against Leliel, when the opening to the Dirac sea closes on something, "cutting away at it with the universe's sharpest possible edge".
* In ''FanFic/SleepingWithTheGirls'' the MC is repeatedly warned about this happening with his HammerSpace device. That big of a ChekhovsGun hasn't fired quite yet but it eventually will. He also takes great pain to not hit anything or anyone important with it.
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* One of the possible endings of ''Inside UFO 54-40'' in the ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' series of books.
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* In MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Owl]]'' trilogy, the protagonist Darian loses his parents to WildMagic. Years later, he tracks down their campsite and finds a nearly-perfect granite sphere, with the buried bones of a foot pressed against it. Using the bones, he finds that the magic swapped his parents' campsite with a mountainside to the far north, with his father's foot outside the area of effect.

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* In MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Owl]]'' trilogy, the protagonist Darian loses his parents to WildMagic. Years later, he tracks down their campsite and finds a nearly-perfect granite sphere, with the buried bones of a foot pressed against it. Using the bones, he finds that the magic swapped his parents' campsite with a mountainside to the far north, with his father's foot outside the area of effect.



* One of the possible endings of ''Inside UFO 54-40'' in the ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' series of books.



* In the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel of the "Invasion" set, the ''Weatherlight'' manages to cut an attacking Phyrexian warship in half using this tactic. Notably, rather than doing something as simple as cutting the juice, they blew up one of the Phyrexian ships maintaining the portal, taking out the whole mess with one volley. (And trapping them on the wrong side of the portal, but that's exactly where they need to be.)



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** In an early episode, a person was partially decapitated after having their head held part-way through Earth's gate while it was deliberately shut down. It's worth noting that Earth's Stargate was jury-rigged with local computer hardware and software in place of a vital component, which probably voided the warranty on the safety systems.

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** In an early episode, episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'', a person was partially decapitated after having their head held part-way through Earth's gate while it was deliberately shut down. It's worth noting that Earth's Stargate was jury-rigged with local computer hardware and software in place of a vital component, which probably voided the warranty on the safety systems.



---> '''[=McKay=]''': So that when the Stargate shuts down and the forward section is severed, we're not directly exposed to space.
---> '''Ford''': Will it hold?
---> '''[=McKay=]''': Like a screen door on a submarine. I just prefer hypoxia to explosive decompression. It's a, it's a personal thing.
** In ''Series/StargateUniverse'', Eli Wallace had to stick his hand into the event horizon of a gate to deliberately hold it open, so that the rest of the team could escape. From the look on his face and his hesitance to perform the act, he was clearly aware of what might happen if the safety feature didn't work as promised. Jack O'Neill did the same thing at least once in ''Series/StargateSG1'', but ''he'' held the gate open by keeping his ''gun'' in the gate, not his hand.
*** In ''Shades of Grey'', however, O'Neill held the gate open with his arm up inserted up to the elbow.
** The 'kawoosh' when the Stargate opens is actually the matter[=/=]energy[=/=]whatever of the gate in an unstable form, meaning if you enter it, no two of your atoms end up attached to each other. Portal cut? Try portal ''disintegrate.''
** Narrowly averted in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Bad Guys". Mitchell is helping Vala manually dial the gate, standing smack in the middle of it. Once they hit the final chevron, Vala yanks him out of the way moments before the wormhole forms right on top of him.

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---> '''[=McKay=]''': --->'''[=McKay=]:''' So that when the Stargate shuts down and the forward section is severed, we're not directly exposed to space.
---> '''Ford''':
space.\\
'''Ford:'''
Will it hold?
---> '''[=McKay=]''':
hold?\\
'''[=McKay=]:'''
Like a screen door on a submarine. I just prefer hypoxia to explosive decompression. It's a, it's a personal thing.
** In ''Series/StargateUniverse'', Eli Wallace had to stick his hand into the event horizon of a gate to deliberately hold it open, so that the rest of the team could escape. From the look on his face and his hesitance to perform the act, he was clearly aware of what might happen if the safety feature didn't work as promised. promised.
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Jack O'Neill did the same thing at least once in ''Series/StargateSG1'', ''Stargate SG-1'', but ''he'' held the gate open by keeping his ''gun'' in the gate, not his hand.
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hand. In ''Shades "Shades of Grey'', Grey", however, O'Neill held the gate open with his arm up inserted up to the elbow.
** The 'kawoosh' "kawoosh" when the Stargate opens is actually the matter[=/=]energy[=/=]whatever of the gate in an unstable form, meaning if you enter it, no two of your atoms end up attached to each other. Portal cut? Try portal ''disintegrate.''
** Narrowly averted in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' ''Stargate SG-1'' episode "Bad Guys". Mitchell is helping Vala manually dial the gate, standing smack in the middle of it. Once they hit the final chevron, Vala yanks him out of the way moments before the wormhole forms right on top of him.



** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The Three Doctors]]'', a green blob teleports the Doctor and part of the building he's in through a black hole, and later the rest of the building. The two parts of the building arrive in different locations. At the end, when everything is sent back to "where it came from", the two parts of the building are re-assembled, apparently without any permanent damage.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', the bomb left for the team is a dimensional shift bomb, displacing a roughly cube-shaped section of floor for the team to escape through, which then returns to normal space about a minute later, leaving no trace behind.

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** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors]]'', Doctors"]], a green blob teleports the Doctor and part of the building he's in through a black hole, and later the rest of the building. The two parts of the building arrive in different locations. At the end, when everything is sent back to "where it came from", the two parts of the building are re-assembled, apparently without any permanent damage.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "Time Heist"]], the bomb left for the team is a dimensional shift bomb, displacing a roughly cube-shaped section of floor for the team to escape through, which then returns to normal space about a minute later, leaving no trace behind.



* An issue of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeon? 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.
* In the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel of the "Invasion" set, the ''Weatherlight'' manages to cut an attacking Phyrexian warship in half using this tactic. Notably, rather than doing something as simple as cutting the juice, they blew up one of the Phyrexian ships maintaining the portal, taking out the whole mess with one volley. (And trapping them on the wrong side of the portal, but that's exactly where they need to be.)
* A common tactic in earlier editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was to use the [[{{Gamebreaker}} Dimensional Door]] spell in this manner until it was nerfed in 3E. Essentially it allowed a relatively low level spell to cut almost anything in half vertically...

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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An issue of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeon? Dragon? magazine]] ''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.
* In the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novel of the "Invasion" set, the ''Weatherlight'' manages to cut an attacking Phyrexian warship in half using this tactic. Notably, rather than doing something as simple as cutting the juice, they blew up one of the Phyrexian ships maintaining the portal, taking out the whole mess with one volley. (And trapping them on the wrong side of the portal, but that's exactly where they need to be.)
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** A common tactic in earlier editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was to use the [[{{Gamebreaker}} Dimensional Door]] spell in this manner until it was nerfed in 3E. Essentially it allowed a relatively low level low-level spell to cut almost anything in half vertically...



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* This is how [[spoiler:Bahamut]] is defeated in ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy''.
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** Later in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Dirk]] purposefully sticks his own head in a microwave-sized sendificator, sending his head to the destination and leaving his decapitated corpse behind as part of his plan.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Riff tried to use this to pull off the SawAWomanInHalf trick. There were a [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070813 couple]] [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070815 complications]].
** It also cuts [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20040824 chains]].

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** * Later in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', [[spoiler:Dirk]] purposefully sticks his own head in a microwave-sized sendificator, sending his head to the destination and leaving his decapitated corpse behind as part of his plan.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Riff tried to use this to pull off the SawAWomanInHalf trick. There were a [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070813 couple]] [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=070815 complications]].
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complications]]. It also cuts [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20040824 chains]].



* This is how [[spoiler:Bahamut]] is defeated in ''DeadFantasy''.
* Occurs in ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k'' during the fight against Leliel, when the opening to the Dirac sea closes on something, "cutting away at it with the universe's sharpest possible edge".
* Happens to [[spoiler:Tagino]] once in Literature/MetafictionizedPhlebotinumPoisoning.

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* This is how [[spoiler:Bahamut]] is defeated in ''DeadFantasy''.
* Occurs in ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40k'' during the fight against Leliel, when the opening to the Dirac sea closes on something, "cutting away at it with the universe's sharpest possible edge".
* Happens to [[spoiler:Tagino]] once in Literature/MetafictionizedPhlebotinumPoisoning.''Literature/MetafictionizedPhlebotinumPoisoning''.



* In ''FanFic/SleepingWithTheGirls'' the MC is repeatedly warned about this happening with his HammerSpace device. That big of a ChekhovsGun hasn't fired quite yet but it eventually will. He also takes great pain to not hit anything or anyone important with it.









23rd Jan '16 8:24:41 PM nombretomado
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* {{Stormwatch}} defeated superpowered NietzscheWannabe killing machine "Father" with this technique.
* During Liefeld's tenure on {{X-Factor}}, the Mutant Liberation Front's member Reaper had his leg cut off that way when teammate Zero closes his portal a second too soon.

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* {{Stormwatch}} ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}} defeated superpowered NietzscheWannabe killing machine "Father" with this technique.
* During Liefeld's tenure on {{X-Factor}}, ComicBook/XFactor, the Mutant Liberation Front's member Reaper had his leg cut off that way when teammate Zero closes his portal a second too soon.
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