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6th Aug '16 3:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/{{Filmation}} 1960's versions of DCUniverse heroes.

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* Creator/{{Filmation}} 1960's versions of DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse heroes.
23rd Jul '16 4:37:41 PM nombretomado
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* A CarlBarks comic book in the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse is the earliest recorded use of ReversePolarity as technobabble, dating all the way back to March 1961 ([[http://coa.inducks.org/issue.php?c=us/US+++33#02 US #33]]) in "Billions in the Hole".

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* A CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks comic book in the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse is the earliest recorded use of ReversePolarity as technobabble, dating all the way back to March 1961 ([[http://coa.inducks.org/issue.php?c=us/US+++33#02 US #33]]) in "Billions in the Hole".
23rd Jul '16 5:17:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''ComicBook/SheHulk'' graphic novel, when it becomes obvious that the damage done to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier can't be repaired in time to prevent it from crashing, a scientist tries to cushion it by reversing polarity on the underside tractor beams, turning them into repulsor beams which ''push'' against the ground rather than pull from it. (Even so, it's not a very soft landing, but at least he prevents the core from rupturing.)
18th Jul '16 8:48:01 AM skidoo23
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** "Hell Bent:" When Clara finds out the Doctor has a device [[spoiler:he's planning to use to erase her memory of him so that she can survive without the Time Lords finding her]], she uses his sonic sunglasses to reverse the polarity so that it would affect him instead. When she tells him this, he realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what a horrible thing he was about to do]], but ''someone'' still needs to get hit with the device (because Clara and the Doctor are too dangerous to travel together). Since he's not actually sure if she succeeded in reversing the polarity, or if that would even do anything to the device, he suggests they both hold it and activate it, [[LaserGuidedKarma and let karma take its course]]. They do, [[spoiler:and the Doctor has all his memories of Clara erased. He still remembers their adventures, reconstructing them from the "Clara-shaped hole" in his memories, but he fails to recognize her even when he meets her again. He is then able to move on without her]].

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** The use of the phrase was lampshaded in "The Girl Who Died" when the Twelfth Doctor actually claims that the phrase is ''meaningless''.
** "Hell Bent:" When Clara finds out the Doctor has a device [[spoiler:he's planning to use to erase her memory of him so that she can survive without the Time Lords finding her]], she uses his sonic sunglasses to reverse the polarity so that it would affect him instead. When she tells him this, he realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone what a horrible thing he was about to do]], but ''someone'' still needs to get hit with the device (because Clara and the Doctor are too dangerous to travel together). Since he's not actually sure if she succeeded in reversing the polarity, or if that would even do anything to the device, he suggests they both hold it and activate it, [[LaserGuidedKarma and let karma take its course]]. They do, [[spoiler:and the Doctor has all his memories of Clara erased. He still remembers their adventures, reconstructing them from the "Clara-shaped hole" in his memories, but he fails to recognize her even when he meets her again. He is then able to move on without her]].
17th Jul '16 6:40:51 PM igordebraga
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** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}} The 2016 reimagining]] has a similar case that is better explained - there is a portal releasing paranormal energy. So the Ghosbusters decide to do a "total protonic reversal" on that to make the breach work the opposite way, sucking the ghosts in like one of their traps.
21st May '16 8:41:57 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' RPG adventure ''Hot Rods of the Gods''. If a Ghostbusters fires his proton pack at Meera at the same time as Meera shoots at him with the red devolvo ray, it will reverse the polarity. The devolvo beam will affect Meera and the Ghostbuster will evolve into a superior being with increased intelligence and [[MyBrainIsBig a large head]].

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' RPG adventure ''Hot Rods of the Gods''. If a Ghostbusters fires his proton pack at Meera at the same time as Meera shoots at him with the red devolvo ray, it will reverse the polarity. The devolvo beam will affect Meera and the Ghostbuster will evolve into a superior being with increased intelligence and [[MyBrainIsBig a large head]].



* In ''FreedomForce vs. the Third Reich'', Sky King gets his jetpack to work and saves the day after Bullet tells him to reverse the polarity on his neutrino pack (in other words the battery is in backwards). Bullet is from the future and knew this from reading the Sky King comic books written after Sky King got his jetpack to work, but causality sucks anyway.

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* In ''FreedomForce ''VideoGame/FreedomForce vs. the Third Reich'', Sky King gets his jetpack to work and saves the day after Bullet tells him to reverse the polarity on his neutrino pack (in other words the battery is in backwards). Bullet is from the future and knew this from reading the Sky King comic books written after Sky King got his jetpack to work, but causality sucks anyway.
21st May '16 4:03:34 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', the Ghostbusters defeat Gozer by crossing the energy streams from their proton packs. This, we are informed, will "reverse the particle flow through the gate." Naturally it works.

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', the Ghostbusters defeat Gozer by crossing the energy streams from their proton packs. This, we are informed, will "reverse the particle flow through the gate." Naturally it works.



* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' adventure ''Hot Rods of the Gods''. If a Ghostbusters fires his proton pack at Meera at the same time as Meera shoots at him with the red devolvo ray, it will reverse the polarity. The devolvo beam will affect Meera and the Ghostbuster will evolve into a superior being with increased intelligence and [[MyBrainIsBig a large head]].

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' RPG adventure ''Hot Rods of the Gods''. If a Ghostbusters fires his proton pack at Meera at the same time as Meera shoots at him with the red devolvo ray, it will reverse the polarity. The devolvo beam will affect Meera and the Ghostbuster will evolve into a superior being with increased intelligence and [[MyBrainIsBig a large head]].



* [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20100926.html Done]] in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', to shut down the Void. Complete with references to both ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade.]]

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* [[http://exterminatusnow.comicgenesis.com/d/20100926.html Done]] in ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', to shut down the Void. Complete with references to both ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', and a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade.]]



* It also happened in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' all the time, and probably plenty of other cartoons where people tinker with electronics.
** A particularly memorable from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' occurs when some ghosts get their hands on a proton pack -- the standard Ghostbuster weapon -- and try exacting some revenge. With the Ghostbusters busy elsewhere, it falls to the Ghostbusters' secretary Janine to corral the ghosts. She does this by using tools at hand and no formal technical training whatsoever to reverse a second proton pack's polarity so it will neutralize the ghost's weapon. Then, with a small twist of a screwdriver, she re-reverses the polarity and uses the pack to capture the disarmed ghosts.
** In another episode where the Ghostbusters are trapped in an old movie studio and about to be blasted with their own packs, Ray reverses the PKE Meter to ''send'' signals to ghosts. It causes ghosts of the studio's hero characters to appear and save the day.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''
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It also happened in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' all the time, and probably plenty of other cartoons where people tinker with electronics.
** *** A particularly memorable from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' occurs when some ghosts get their hands on a proton pack -- the standard Ghostbuster weapon -- and try exacting some revenge. With the Ghostbusters busy elsewhere, it falls to the Ghostbusters' secretary Janine to corral the ghosts. She does this by using tools at hand and no formal technical training whatsoever to reverse a second proton pack's polarity so it will neutralize the ghost's weapon. Then, with a small twist of a screwdriver, she re-reverses the polarity and uses the pack to capture the disarmed ghosts.
** *** In another episode where the Ghostbusters are trapped in an old movie studio and about to be blasted with their own packs, Ray reverses the PKE Meter to ''send'' signals to ghosts. It causes ghosts of the studio's hero characters to appear and save the day.
18th May '16 3:09:16 PM nombretomado
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* The ''CSINewYork'' Season 1 finale had someone actually "reverse the polarity".

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* The ''CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' Season 1 finale had someone actually "reverse the polarity".
5th May '16 8:47:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** ** In the episode "Opposites Attract", the [[RoBeast magnet-themed]] ''monster'' did this trick to sabotage the Rangers' weapons. He could also cause a "polarity switch" for individual people and Angel Grove as a whole. What this actually meant apparently involved a ScreenShake and some storm effects.

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** ** In the episode "Opposites Attract", the [[RoBeast magnet-themed]] ''monster'' did this trick to sabotage the Rangers' weapons. He could also cause a "polarity switch" for individual people and Angel Grove as a whole. What this actually meant apparently involved a ScreenShake and some storm effects.
5th May '16 8:47:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' episode "Opposites Attract", the [[RoBeast magnet-themed]] ''monster'' did this trick to sabotage the Rangers' weapons. He could also cause a "polarity switch" for individual people and Angel Grove as a whole. What this actually meant apparently involved a ScreenShake and some storm effects.
** In a later episode of "Mighty Morphin'", Zordon commands Billy to reverse the polarity of a ''cloud''. To make it rain. And it works.

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** In the ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' episode "Opposites Attract", the [[RoBeast magnet-themed]] ''monster'' did this trick to sabotage the Rangers' weapons. He could also cause a "polarity switch" for individual people and Angel Grove as a whole. What this actually meant apparently involved a ScreenShake and some storm effects.
** In a later episode of "Mighty Morphin'", episode, Zordon commands Billy to reverse the polarity of a ''cloud''. To make it rain. And it works.
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