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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.
16th Oct '15 2:54:57 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Piers Anthony}}'s stories about a human dentist abducted by aliens to serve as their on-ship oral hygiene practitioner (''Prosthro Plus''), the intrepid orthodontist is called upon to do some filings for a life-form on a wholly aquatic planet, who turns out to be the son of a whale-like species who are planetary rulers and who can therefore pay the fabulous costs of ''tons'' of gold used to restore the cavity-laden rotten teeth. After several days of work with JCB's to excavate the rot and a portable blast furnace to melt the gold for the fillings - all done inside the creature's mouth as it really is that large - the dentist asks what caused catastrophic rot in the first place, learning that over-indulgent parents had allowed too many sweeties and not imposed a good enough teeth-cleaning regime...
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* In {{Piers Creator/{{Piers Anthony}}'s stories about a human dentist abducted by aliens to serve as their on-ship oral hygiene practitioner (''Prosthro Plus''), the intrepid orthodontist is called upon to do some filings for a life-form on a wholly aquatic planet, who turns out to be the son of a whale-like species who are planetary rulers and who can therefore pay the fabulous costs of ''tons'' of gold used to restore the cavity-laden rotten teeth. After several days of work with JCB's to excavate the rot and a portable blast furnace to melt the gold for the fillings - all done inside the creature's mouth as it really is that large - the dentist asks what caused catastrophic rot in the first place, learning that over-indulgent parents had allowed too many sweeties and not imposed a good enough teeth-cleaning regime...
31st Aug '15 6:25:47 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Sword of the Stars}}'' does this; the Liir are a race of starfaring telepathic cetaceans.
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* ''{{Sword of the Stars}}'' ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' does this; the Liir are a race of starfaring telepathic cetaceans.

* A dolphin is one of the crew members in ''Halloween Harry 2''. He wears a suit of power armor to get around on land, push buttons, and wield assault rifles. * ''EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus'' features a number of ocean creatures that are able to communicate with the human protagonist. The first one he meets is an injured dolphin named Delphineus. * ''JettRocket'' has Rudolpho, an old friend of Jett's. He's a be-helmeted space dolphin. He just is. But he's ''cool.'' * The RPG ''BluePlanet'' has uplifted dolphins and whales. Given that the planet the game is set on is almost completely covered in water, it's pretty much a given that they'd be there.
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* A dolphin is one of the crew members in ''Halloween Harry 2''.''VideoGame/ZombieWars''. He wears a suit of power armor to get around on land, push buttons, and wield assault rifles. * ''EcoQuest: ''VideoGame/EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus'' features a number of ocean creatures that are able to communicate with the human protagonist. The first one he meets is an injured dolphin named Delphineus. * ''JettRocket'' ''VideoGame/JettRocket'' has Rudolpho, an old friend of Jett's. He's a be-helmeted space dolphin. He just is. But he's ''cool.'' * The RPG ''BluePlanet'' ''VideoGame/BluePlanet'' has uplifted dolphins and whales. Given that the planet the game is set on is almost completely covered in water, it's pretty much a given that they'd be there.

* Hugey P. in ''WesternAnimation/SkinHorse'' is a whale gangster rapper. Amusingly, his record label is run by a WeirdnessCensor-equipped hippy, who thinks ''Killa Whale Drive-By'' is a regular whale song CD.
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* Hugey P. in ''WesternAnimation/SkinHorse'' ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' is a whale gangster rapper. Amusingly, his record label is run by a WeirdnessCensor-equipped hippy, who thinks ''Killa Whale Drive-By'' is a regular whale song CD.
28th Aug '15 4:57:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''UNAFrontiers'', one of the main characters is Cyberna, an AI built in a (mostly) dolphin shape to act as a human/dolphin interface. Having spent time with them in their own element, she has few illusions about their actual nature, but she is capable of teaching them "civilized manners" just the same.
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* In ''UNAFrontiers'', ''Webcomic/UNAFrontiers'', one of the main characters is Cyberna, an AI built in a (mostly) dolphin shape to act as a human/dolphin interface. Having spent time with them in their own element, she has few illusions about their actual nature, but she is capable of teaching them "civilized manners" just the same.
21st Jun '15 4:50:01 PM Gamermaster
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* The recently released manga, "Seiketsu no Haguruma" had a literal blue-blooded {{Gadgeteer Genius}} prince (whose inventions were, unbeknownst to him, being used by his father to eradicate the remaining red-blooded refugees)possess a dolphin that was not only intelligent (if crabby) but could also fly in the air.
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* The recently released manga, "Seiketsu no Haguruma" had a literal blue-blooded {{Gadgeteer Genius}} prince (whose inventions were, unbeknownst to him, being used by his father to eradicate the remaining red-blooded refugees)possess refugees) possess a dolphin that was not only intelligent (if crabby) but could also fly in the air.
19th Apr '15 4:50:35 AM Skunkdragon
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Adding Wet Goddess to the list.
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* ''Literature/WetGoddess'' portrays the cetaceans as completely sapient, while keeping the RealLife setting plausible. (the story is based on real events)
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