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27th Jun '17 12:09:22 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Humans do not build perfect spherical vehicles or any other large mathematically perfect geometrically shaped device. Such devices seem more than foreign: they seem not of this world.

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Humans do not While humans could ''theoretically'' build perfect perfectly spherical vehicles or any other large mathematically perfect geometrically shaped device. objects and devices, it remains a thing we have never actually done historically, and even with modern theology it still would be a ridiculously difficult undertaking. Even with modern theology Such devices seem more than foreign: they seem not of this world.
9th Apr '17 12:46:28 PM Parable
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* In the second chapter of ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', Leliel, the Shadow Angel appears. At the beginning it looks like a white-and-black striped sphere. However its real body is a huge, expanding, two-dimensional shadow.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': Several [[EldritchAbomination Angels]] are massive geometrical shapes: Ramiel -an octahedron-, Leliel -a striped sphere-... When she fought the latter, Asuka noted that its simple spherical shape gave him a foreboding air.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'' appear Leliel -a floating sphere- and Armisael -a ribbon-.
* In chapter 10 of ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', an [[EldritchAbomination Angel]] shows up. When the battle begins, it transforms into a solid, black, perfect-looking sphere.
* In ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'', the canon [[{{Robeast}} Angels]] Ramiel -a floating octahedron- and Leliel -a black-and-white sphere- appear.
* In ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': In chapter 7, Ramiel -an EldritchAbomination which resembles a massive floating octahedron- shows up.
13th Mar '17 2:01:46 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* The monolith(s) from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': sinister in appearance, and utterly unknown. And exactly 1:4:9 [[spoiler: ad infinitum]]. The Stargate sequence includes the Mindbender shot, depicting seven octohedral shapes made of light which float above an infinite moving plane.

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* The monolith(s) from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': sinister in appearance, and utterly unknown. And exactly 1:4:9 [[spoiler: ad infinitum]]. The Stargate sequence includes the Mindbender shot, depicting seven octohedral octahedral shapes made of light which float above an infinite moving plane.



* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' had a boss shaped like a giant 20 sided die. It was Miracle Matter, a giant white icosahedron with each side graced with a red eye. Also, the boss of that game's second world was a trio of octohedra called 'Pix.'

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* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' had a boss shaped like a giant 20 sided die. It was Miracle Matter, a giant white icosahedron with each side graced with a red eye. Also, the boss of that game's second world was a trio of octohedra octahedra called 'Pix.'



* Most of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'''s late-game alien enemies are rendered on the overworld as floating grey octahedrons. Unlike most enemies, their actual forms in battles look nothing like these overworld sprites; an octhedron could be anything from an alien bounty hunter to a mysterious robot, and you won't know until you're in battle with it. You run into enemies with the same appearance in the final dungeon of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. However, this time they actually ''are'' killer octahedrons.

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* Most of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'''s late-game alien enemies are rendered on the overworld as floating grey octahedrons. Unlike most enemies, their actual forms in battles look nothing like these overworld sprites; an octhedron octahedron could be anything from an alien bounty hunter to a mysterious robot, and you won't know until you're in battle with it. You run into enemies with the same appearance in the final dungeon of ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. However, this time they actually ''are'' killer octahedrons.
8th Mar '17 7:06:36 AM TheWhistleTropes
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The lack of visual cues is another source of fear. A giant cube in space does not look like a spaceship; it could be ''anything''. It could be a massive bomb, or a toy, or a probe. Consider the monolith from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': it is the ultimate unknown.

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The lack of visual cues is another source of fear. A giant cube in space does not look like a spaceship; it could be ''anything''. It could be a massive bomb, or a toy, or a probe. Consider the monolith TheMonolith[[note]]Which is a subtrope[[/note]] from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'': it is the ultimate unknown.
3rd Feb '17 4:23:02 PM Xtifr
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* The Phages in Charles Sheffield's ''Heritage Universe'' series of novels, found swarming around hundreds of {{Big Dumb Object}}s left behind all over the galaxy by a mysterious and long-vanished race known only as the Builders. Phages resemble dull grey dodecahedrons 48 metres to a side and can open a maw on any of their faces to consume anything (or any''one'') that gets in their way. [[spoiler: It is eventually revealed during the course of the novels that the Phages may be the degenerate remnants of the Builders themselves.]]

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* The Phages in Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's ''Heritage Universe'' series of novels, found swarming around hundreds of {{Big Dumb Object}}s left behind all over the galaxy by a mysterious and long-vanished race known only as the Builders. Phages resemble dull grey dodecahedrons 48 metres to a side and can open a maw on any of their faces to consume anything (or any''one'') that gets in their way. [[spoiler: It is eventually revealed during the course of the novels that the Phages may be the degenerate remnants of the Builders themselves.]]
22nd Dec '16 4:27:57 PM Mudstone
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* The Infinity Sphere in the ''Leviathans'' DLC for ''VideoGame{{Stellaris}}'': a jet-black sphere etched with sigils, found in orbit around a black hole. It is one of the eponymous Leviathans, and [[BonusBoss not to be underestimated]].

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* The Infinity Sphere in the ''Leviathans'' DLC for ''VideoGame{{Stellaris}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': a jet-black sphere etched with sigils, found in orbit around a black hole. It is one of the eponymous Leviathans, and [[BonusBoss not to be underestimated]].
4th Dec '16 1:48:19 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Overlords," the planet Mortis appears in realspace as a massive octahedron. Image [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/0/03/MortisMonolith.png/revision/latest?cb=20130524213852 here]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Overlords," the planet Mortis appears in realspace as a massive octahedron. Image [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/0/03/MortisMonolith.png/revision/latest?cb=20130524213852 here]] Image here.]]



** [[spoiler: In Weirdmagedon, some of Bill Cipher's friends from the Nightmare Realm would fall under this trope as well. Those being Hectorgon, a red hexagon with a mustache and bowler hat, Kryptos, a one eyed diamond shaped creature designed after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_and_Compasses Illuminati Compass]], and Amorphous Shape, who is a creature made up of many colorful squares.]]

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** [[spoiler: In Weirdmagedon, some of Bill Cipher's friends from the Nightmare Realm would fall under this trope as well. Those being Hectorgon, a red hexagon with a mustache and bowler hat, Kryptos, a one eyed diamond shaped creature designed after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_and_Compasses Illuminati Compass]], Compass,]] and Amorphous Shape, who is a creature made up of many colorful squares.]]
4th Dec '16 1:47:24 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''. Chances are your exploration across the galaxy will have you stumbling across planets where much of their geography consists of terrain resembling chocolate bars, gears, crystals, or the skin of a pineapple; but nothing is more unsettling than discovering a [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/Cube_planet cube planet]], which vaguely resembles a ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' weighted storage [[CompanionCube cube]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''. Chances are your exploration across the galaxy will have you stumbling across planets where much of their geography consists of terrain resembling chocolate bars, gears, crystals, or the skin of a pineapple; but nothing is more unsettling than discovering a [[http://spore.wikia.com/wiki/Cube_planet cube planet]], planet,]] which vaguely resembles a ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' weighted storage [[CompanionCube cube]].



* ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'': Where {{Space Fighter}}s used by the other factions look airplane-like, [[InscrutableAliens Khaak]] fighters are sets of tetrahedrons in various combinations ([[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?NjY3NzAwOTE fighter]], [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?NjcwNDQ2Mjc interceptor]], [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?NjczMTkxNjM scout]]). Their space stations are clusters of dodecahedrons on sticks, and their capital ships have spider-like arms around a spherical core. Then there's their [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?Njc4NjgyMzU stationary defense platforms]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'': Where {{Space Fighter}}s used by the other factions look airplane-like, [[InscrutableAliens Khaak]] fighters are sets of tetrahedrons in various combinations combinations. ([[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?NjY3NzAwOTE fighter]], Fighter,]] [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?NjcwNDQ2Mjc interceptor]], interceptor,]] [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?NjczMTkxNjM scout]]). scout.]]) Their space stations are clusters of dodecahedrons on sticks, and their capital ships have spider-like arms around a spherical core. Then there's their [[http://eng.x3tc.ru/screenshot/ship.php?Njc4NjgyMzU stationary defense platforms]].platforms.]]
4th Dec '16 1:45:24 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=51448 Texas]]. A wavy landscape which spits out purple blocky spheres.
* [[http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=52993 Untraceable]]. Fractals everywhere with an appropriate background music.

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* [[http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=51448 Texas]]. Texas.]] A wavy landscape which spits out purple blocky spheres.
* [[http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=52993 Untraceable]]. Untraceable.]] Fractals everywhere with an appropriate background music.
21st Oct '16 7:26:03 PM KillerClowns
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* The Infinity Sphere in the ''Leviathans'' DLC for ''VideoGame{{Stellaris}}'': a jet-black sphere etched with sigils, found in orbit around a black hole. It is one of the eponymous Leviathans, and [[BonusBoss not to be underestimated]].
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