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14th Mar '18 12:50:57 PM rjd1922
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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 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.

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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 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.octahedrons, rocks called Minerali.
12th Mar '18 1:28:55 PM Calllack
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* In the book version of ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Vogon ships are described as looking like "large office block, which float in the exact way office blocks don't", as well as being covered in ugly hemispherical "boils". Basically, large rectangular prisms with the occasional half sphere sticking out. As mentioned above, the movie wasn't far off from this intent.

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* In the book version of ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Vogon ships are described as looking like "large office block, blocks, which float in the exact way office blocks don't", as well as being covered in ugly hemispherical "boils". Basically, large rectangular prisms with the occasional half sphere sticking out. As mentioned above, the movie wasn't far off from this intent.
7th Mar '18 12:49:50 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' has the Dunwich Building which in its virulent underchambers stands an obelisk, worshiped by feral ghouls. [[spoiler: It was built by Richard Dunwich, the brother of Constance Blackhall, who worshiped Ug-Qualtoth. The last surviving Blackhall wants the Krivbeknih but the Lone Wanderer destroys it, pressing the book against the obelisk and killing those of unclean blood of a firey death.]]
11th Feb '18 6:22:53 PM Arca
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** Also in the franchise, ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' has the more unusual alien lifeforms that were held over from earlier passes on the game's design, particularly the Titan. Normally a smooth black pillar, the Titans transform into a strange disk-and-ring formation in order to attack.
29th Jan '18 7:38:25 AM MrBrickMonkey
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While humans could ''theoretically'' build perfectly spherical or other large mathematically perfect geometrically objects and devices, it remains a thing we have never actually done historically, and even with modern technology it still would be a ridiculously difficult undertaking. Even with modern technology Such devices seem more than foreign: they seem not of this world.

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While humans could ''theoretically'' build perfectly spherical or other large mathematically perfect geometrically objects and devices, it remains a thing we have never actually done historically, and even with modern technology it still would be a ridiculously difficult undertaking. Even with modern technology Such such devices seem more than foreign: they seem not of this world.
18th Nov '17 10:36:03 AM nighttrainfm
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** Sontaran spaceships are shaped like geodesic spheres, giving the impression that a fleet of menacing [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks EPCOT]] balls are attacking you.



** Sontaran spaceships are shaped like geodesic spheres, giving the impression that a fleet of menacing [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks EPCOT]] balls are attacking you.
1st Nov '17 4:21:02 AM darkemyst
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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'': Since Harry never visits [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]], sees a depiction nor hears it described [[TheDreaded beyond being horrible and inescapable]], [[TakeOurWordForIt the books leave it up to the reader's imagination]]. The fifth movie, however, gives us a brief look at the building from the outside: a jet black, triangular prism-shaped building with a similar triagular hole in the center rising from the ocean with no visible doors or docks. And it's terrifying...

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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'': Since Harry never visits [[TheAlcatraz Azkaban]], sees a depiction nor hears it described [[TheDreaded beyond being horrible and inescapable]], [[TakeOurWordForIt the books leave it up to the reader's imagination]]. The fifth movie, however, gives us a brief look at the building from the outside: outside when expanding a line from [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the book]] informing of a mass breakout of Death Eaters: a jet black, triangular prism-shaped building with a similar triagular hole in the center rising from the ocean with no visible doors or docks. And it's terrifying...
10th Sep '17 9:43:35 PM PaulA
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* The shining trapezohedron from Creator/HPLovecraft's story ''Haunter in the Dark''. Gazing into this alien artefact will grant you visions from beyond our world, but also summons the titular monster, an avatar of the Crawling Chaos Nyarlathotep, to kill or possess you. [[note]]A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapezohedron trapezonhedron]] is a prism with kite-shaped sides. A ten-sided die is an example.[[/note]]

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* The shining trapezohedron from Creator/HPLovecraft's story ''Haunter in "The Haunter of the Dark''.Dark". Gazing into this alien artefact will grant you visions from beyond our world, but also summons the titular monster, an avatar of the Crawling Chaos Nyarlathotep, to kill or possess you. [[note]]A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapezohedron trapezonhedron]] is a prism with kite-shaped sides. A ten-sided die is an example.[[/note]]
10th Sep '17 12:48:52 PM TheOneTrueGordy
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While humans could ''theoretically'' build perfectly spherical or other large mathematically perfect geometrically 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.

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While humans could ''theoretically'' build perfectly spherical or other large mathematically perfect geometrically objects and devices, it remains a thing we have never actually done historically, and even with modern theology technology it still would be a ridiculously difficult undertaking. Even with modern theology technology Such devices seem more than foreign: they seem not of this world.
8th Aug '17 12:12:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheVoid'': The symbol of the cult is a simple black triangle, which also serves as a gateway to an alien dimension. [[spoiler:It turns out that this is because there's a EldritchAbomination on the other side that looks like a giant floating pyramid.]]
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