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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.
31st Dec '15 12:19:16 AM Anddrix
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* ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' has a sapient space dolphin in {{Lobo}}'s entourage.

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* ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' has a sapient space dolphin in {{Lobo}}'s Lobo's entourage.
28th Nov '15 2:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SeaQuestDSV'', Ensign Darwin is a dolphin crew member of the titular submarine. He can speak [[YouNoTakeCandle passable english]] thanks to a translator device hooked to the ships computer, and is considered an honorary ensign in the Navy.

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* In ''SeaQuestDSV'', ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'', Ensign Darwin is a dolphin crew member of the titular submarine. He can speak [[YouNoTakeCandle passable english]] thanks to a translator device hooked to the ships computer, and is considered an honorary ensign in the Navy.
21st Nov '15 4:11:05 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' dolphins were officially recognized as sapient by many governments, though that meant little more than protection from fishing in most cases. But there was some controversy about using them in the [[PettingZooPeople Vector]] project as none of the other species they were splicing with human genes had their own cultures and societies. But, after Earth was sterilized in the Terra Firma/Corptown war they went with it anyways, and Vectorized dolphins are a common sight in the oceans of terraformed Mars, Venus, and Europa.
16th Nov '15 3:28:20 AM DaibhidC
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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''.)

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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.



** One ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel had a dolphin as 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.
8th Nov '15 7:22:32 PM nombretomado
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* Appears occasionally in the ''RevelationSpace'' universe. Dolphins are used as pilots for surface-to-space shuttles after the [[TheVirus Melding Plague]] destroys most of the advanced technology, including the automated shuttles of the past. The GenerationShip that ''Chasm City'' partly takes place on has a tank of sapient dolphins, but their cooped up surroundings (barely larger than a home's pool) has caused them to become psychotic.

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* Appears occasionally in the ''RevelationSpace'' ''Literature/RevelationSpace'' universe. Dolphins are used as pilots for surface-to-space shuttles after the [[TheVirus Melding Plague]] destroys most of the advanced technology, including the automated shuttles of the past. The GenerationShip that ''Chasm City'' partly takes place on has a tank of sapient dolphins, but their cooped up surroundings (barely larger than a home's pool) has caused them to become psychotic.
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