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12th Mar '17 2:30:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{Mortasheen}} has [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/dolfury.htm Dolfury]] and the vampire narwhal [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/narwight.htm Narwight]], which happens to be one of the smarter Vampires in the setting.


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* WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}} has [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/dolfury.htm Dolfury]] and the vampire narwhal [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/narwight.htm Narwight]], which happens to be one of the smarter Vampires in the setting.
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4th Feb '17 3:30:44 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''JohnnyMnemonic'', the protagonist spends most of the movie trying to find a way to get a whole lot of computer data out of his mind before the stress of having all that stuff in there fries his brain. Other people seem to only be able to come up with crude methods leading to his likely death, but he eventually does find someone who saves him - a genetically modified super-smart dolphin, originally created by the military for submarine warfare.

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* In ''JohnnyMnemonic'', ''Film/JohnnyMnemonic'', the protagonist spends most of the movie trying to find a way to get a whole lot of computer data out of his mind before the stress of having all that stuff in there fries his brain. Other people seem to only be able to come up with crude methods leading to his likely death, but he eventually does find someone who saves him - a genetically modified super-smart dolphin, originally created by the military for submarine warfare.



* In ''The Probability Broach'' novel and its sequels' {{backstory}}, several animals were discovered sapient and intelligent but devoid of speech, dolphins among them. The problem was easily solved with a special artifact. We even see a Dolphin scientist working in his tank.

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* In ''The Probability Broach'' ''Literature/TheProbabilityBroach'' novel and its sequels' {{backstory}}, several animals were discovered sapient and intelligent but devoid of speech, dolphins among them. The problem was easily solved with a special artifact. We even see a Dolphin scientist working in his tank.
19th Jan '17 4:56:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* One story in ''Tales from Innsmouth'' (CthulhuMythos compilation) has the Dolphins as allies of the Deep Ones.

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* One story in ''Tales from Innsmouth'' (CthulhuMythos (Franchise/CthulhuMythos compilation) has the Dolphins as allies of the Deep Ones.
29th Dec '16 12:08:45 PM dieseldragons
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* "NOC" was a Beluga whale who made human-like vocalisations. He'd love to imitate people, and issue commands to the divers, confusing them as to who was telling them to surface, until they soon realised it was the whale.
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.
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