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29th Nov '16 10:48:00 PM PaulA
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* The Creator/DianeDuane ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel ''Dark Mirror'' involves an alien race that's essentially dolphins [-IN SPACE!-] (They're not related to the whales [-IN SPACE-] from ''Star Trek IV''.) One dolphin is a supporting character, which held the rank of commander in Starfleet. At one point, Riker whistles a specific sequence of notes to get its attention, implying he can speak (or at least swear) in Dolphin.
** The ''Star Trek The Next Generation: Technical Manual'' notes that the Cetacean tanks on board contain the dolphin and whale navigational specialists. This is pretty much shout out to ''Gunbuster'', where cybernetically enhanced dolphins form the main navigational computer of the Eltreum.

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The Creator/DianeDuane ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel ''Dark Mirror'' involves an alien race that's essentially dolphins [-IN SPACE!-] (They're not related to the whales [-IN SPACE-] from ''Star Trek IV''.) One dolphin is a supporting character, which held the rank of commander in Starfleet. At one point, Riker whistles a specific sequence of notes to get its attention, implying he can speak (or at least swear) in Dolphin.
** The ''Star Trek The Next Generation: Technical Manual'' notes that the Cetacean tanks on board contain the dolphin and whale navigational specialists. This is pretty much a shout out to ''Gunbuster'', where cybernetically enhanced dolphins form the main navigational computer of the Eltreum.



* Duane's ''YoungWizards'' book series also features Cetacean wizards (the Trek novel contains a ShoutOut to them). Of course, pretty much everyone and everything with more brains than a sponge has Wizarding potential in this setting.

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* Duane's ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' book series also features Cetacean wizards (the Trek novel contains a ShoutOut to them). Of course, pretty much everyone and everything with more brains than a sponge has Wizarding potential in this setting.
27th Nov '16 8:06:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' - Although every creature in and around the island of Dinotopia is at least intelligent enough to communicate with humans, dolphins were the first to interact with humans.

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* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' - Although every creature in and around the island of Dinotopia is at least intelligent enough to communicate with humans, dolphins were the first to interact with humans.
25th Nov '16 11:00:17 PM reyasdas
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13th Nov '16 12:33:34 PM Mysterics
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*In mythology involving the Amazon River dolphin seems to portray them as similar to the TheFairFolk; they are said to shapeshift into beautiful people in order to seduce humans, whisk them away and can curse people with lifelong nightmares.
16th Oct '16 8:52:35 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Goku encounters such a dolphin during his second trip to the ocean in ''Manga/DragonBall'' while searching for Master Roshi.
24th Jul '16 10:56:10 AM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheScar'' by ChinaMieville has sapient dolphins aiding the security forces of the floating pirate settlement of Armada, as well as a small mention of sapient whales. Inverting typical presentations the main dolphin character is a sadist named Bastard John, while the whales are all extremely stupid dupes of the book's primary antagonists.

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* ''Literature/TheScar'' by ChinaMieville Creator/ChinaMieville has sapient dolphins aiding the security forces of the floating pirate settlement of Armada, as well as a small mention of sapient whales. Inverting typical presentations the main dolphin character is a sadist named Bastard John, while the whales are all extremely stupid dupes of the book's primary antagonists.
21st Jul '16 9:54:33 PM PaulA
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* The Cephallonians in ''Isaac's Universe'', a series of anthologies from several authors inspired by IsaacAsimov.

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* The Cephallonians in ''Isaac's Universe'', a series of anthologies from several authors inspired by IsaacAsimov.Creator/IsaacAsimov.
4th Jul '16 6:45:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* "''TheTick'' vs Nevada" featured a dolphin who, like Blowhole, wanted to conquer mankind rather than amuse it.

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* "''TheTick'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': "The Tick vs Nevada" featured a dolphin who, like Blowhole, wanted to conquer mankind rather than amuse it.
12th Jun '16 3:40:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in a TreehouseOfHorror episode dolphins invade the land and take over. They can speak English.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': in a TreehouseOfHorror WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episode dolphins invade the land and take over. They can speak English.



* Mister Smarty Smarts from ''{{Spliced}}'' is an evil Dolphin/Chimpanzee mutant.

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* Mister Smarty Smarts from ''{{Spliced}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'' is an evil Dolphin/Chimpanzee mutant.
19th May '16 6:15:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[TheQuantumThief The Causal Angel]]'' has mentions of cetamorphs, uplifted dolphins who live in giant water tank ships in the Asteroid Belt.

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* ''[[TheQuantumThief ''[[Literature/TheQuantumThief The Causal Angel]]'' has mentions of cetamorphs, uplifted dolphins who live in giant water tank ships in the Asteroid Belt.
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