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24th Dec '16 11:50:26 AM Tron80
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* In Franchise/{{Superman}}/Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', Superman destroys the eponymous weapon-satellite by reprogramming its computers and redirecting its defense-systems in on itself.
-->'''Superman:''' Despite all our much-vaunted power, Kara and I wouldn't stand a chance of defeating Warworld in a head-on confrontation -- so I've done the only other thing possible: I redirected the satellite's defense-systems in on itself!
19th Oct '16 12:02:46 AM Arivne
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* SPI's ''TabletopGame/{{Universe}}''. When a psionic navigator wants their ship to make a hyperjump they concentrate on the destination and encode their thought patterns on a plate of magnetic monopoles. This reverses the polarity of the monopoles and causes the ship to jump to the chosen destination.

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* SPI's ''TabletopGame/{{Universe}}''. When a psionic navigator wants their ship to make a hyperjump hyperjump, they concentrate on the destination and encode their thought patterns on a plate of magnetic monopoles. This reverses the polarity of the monopoles and causes the ship to jump to the chosen destination.
28th Sep '16 12:56:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[IrregularWebcomic Serron]] suggests reversing the polarity [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2201.html of something]].

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* [[IrregularWebcomic Serron]] ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'': Serron suggests reversing the polarity [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2201.html of something]].
22nd Sep '16 8:21:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', this is required to get Ben's hand back from the Null Void after Sunder separates it from the rest of his body. Ben10UltimateAlien's episode "The Eggman Cometh" featured doctor Animo who used a DevolutionDevice to turn chicken into Pterodactyl-like creatures, then admitted under intimidation by Gwen that this trope is the way to fix everything.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', this is required to get Ben's hand back from the Null Void after Sunder separates it from the rest of his body. Ben10UltimateAlien's ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'''s episode "The Eggman Cometh" featured doctor Animo who used a DevolutionDevice to turn chicken into Pterodactyl-like creatures, then admitted under intimidation by Gwen that this trope is the way to fix everything.
12th Sep '16 5:45:00 PM AtticusOmundson
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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.
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