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14th Apr '17 2:57:32 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'', the game's BigBad, [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]], appears as a man with impossibly thin arms and legs, in a suit. The strange thing about him, however, is that his face is entirely white and nondescript. Looking at its face will cause the screen to start to fill up with static until you cannot see anything. After your screen fills with static, you will catch a few glimpses of a closeup of Slender Man, and you will experience [[BringMyBrownPants a bowel-cleansingly horrifying]] GameOver. This is actually a carryover from the WebOriginal videos in TheSlenderManMythos. An [[OminousVisualGlitch important sign]] that Slendy is somewhere nearby is that video equipment (and Slendy stories tend to be shown with a video camera as a FramingDevice) starts malfunctioning in a snowy kind of way.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'', the game's BigBad, [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]], appears as a man with impossibly thin arms and legs, in a suit. The strange thing about him, however, is that his face is entirely white and nondescript. Looking at its face will cause the screen to start to fill up with static until you cannot see anything. After your screen fills with static, you will catch a few glimpses of a closeup of Slender Man, and you will experience [[BringMyBrownPants a bowel-cleansingly horrifying]] GameOver. This is actually a carryover from the WebOriginal videos in TheSlenderManMythos.Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos. An [[OminousVisualGlitch important sign]] that Slendy is somewhere nearby is that video equipment (and Slendy stories tend to be shown with a video camera as a FramingDevice) starts malfunctioning in a snowy kind of way.
11th Nov '16 10:40:24 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', when [[DisappearedDad Clyde's]] CoolStarship, the Hestia, is slowly being taken over by the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]], half the screens in the HolographicTerminal of TheBridge showing the damaged areas of the ship are shown to be in static. Clive's transmission to Gil Graham also gets cut off in static as he salutes his friend.

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* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', when [[DisappearedDad Clyde's]] CoolStarship, the Hestia, is slowly being taken over by the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]], half the screens in the HolographicTerminal of TheBridge showing the damaged areas of the ship are shown to be in static. Clive's Clyde's transmission to Gil Graham also gets cut off in static as he salutes his friend.
27th Oct '16 11:29:36 AM PinkiePyrope1579
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* A variation occurs in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation''. After the final night, [[spoiler: as the TV cuts to static at the end of the final episode of 'The Immortal and the Restless', you hear the sound of scraping metal. It's [[BigBad Ennard]], somehow having escaped the restaurant and presumably out to kill.]]
23rd Oct '16 5:47:17 PM eroock
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23rd Oct '16 5:46:21 PM eroock
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16th Oct '16 11:02:40 PM DeepRed
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* This is becoming increasingly unlikely as {{technology marches on}}. To reduce the annoyance factor of static, most modern [=TVs=] are designed to show either a solid color or "No Signal" message if the signal cuts out. Of course, if you were watching something important (like a CCTV security camera), the switch to a blank screen would be just as shocking as the switch to static would have been.

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* This is becoming increasingly unlikely as {{technology marches on}}. To reduce the annoyance factor of static, most modern [=TVs=] are designed to show either a solid color or "No Signal" message if the signal cuts out. Of course, if you were watching something important (like a CCTV security camera), the [[DeadAir switch to a blank screen would be just as shocking shocking]] as the switch to static would have been.
17th Sep '16 3:52:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Hidden'': The opening scene is a bank robbery as seen from a security camera. The last thing the robber does before leaving the building is shoot his shotgun at the camera, resulting in the Snowy Screen of Death.

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* ''The Hidden'': ''Film/TheHidden'': The opening scene is a bank robbery as seen from a security camera. The last thing the robber does before leaving the building is shoot his shotgun at the camera, resulting in the Snowy Screen of Death.
17th Sep '16 3:49:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also in season three, the station starts picking up transmissions they determine to be coming ''from'' the station�a number of day into the future. Some investigation confirms this to be a potential future (brought through an unstable time vortex) unless they travel through time to fill in some gaps in history. The message repeats over and over and always ends with static, implying the command center just got blown to bits.

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** Also in season three, the station starts picking up transmissions they determine to be coming ''from'' the station�a station--a number of day into the future. Some investigation confirms this to be a potential future (brought through an unstable time vortex) unless they travel through time to fill in some gaps in history. The message repeats over and over and always ends with static, implying the command center just got blown to bits.



* An early episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' shows D'Argo in the midst of a [[UnstoppableRage Hyper Rage]] and is looking for something�anything�to destroy. He fixates on a repair drone, then we see D'Argo from the drone's perspective as he punches out its lights. Cue static.

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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' shows D'Argo in the midst of a [[UnstoppableRage Hyper Rage]] and is looking for something�anything�to something--anything--to destroy. He fixates on a repair drone, then we see D'Argo from the drone's perspective as he punches out its lights. Cue static.
17th Sep '16 3:48:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Stolen Earth", when Harriet Jones is [[HeroicSacrifice killed by the Daleks]] her feed turns to static. Justified in that there was a psychic link driving the video-conference.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Stolen Earth", when Harriet Jones is [[HeroicSacrifice killed by the Daleks]] her feed turns to static. Justified in that there was a psychic link driving the video-conference.



** Also in season three, the station starts picking up transmissions they determine to be coming ''from'' the station—a number of day into the future. Some investigation confirms this to be a potential future (brought through an unstable time vortex) unless they travel through time to fill in some gaps in history. The message repeats over and over and always ends with static, implying the command center just got blown to bits.

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** Also in season three, the station starts picking up transmissions they determine to be coming ''from'' the station—a station�a number of day into the future. Some investigation confirms this to be a potential future (brought through an unstable time vortex) unless they travel through time to fill in some gaps in history. The message repeats over and over and always ends with static, implying the command center just got blown to bits.



* An early episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' shows D'Argo in the midst of a [[UnstoppableRage Hyper Rage]] and is looking for something—anything—to destroy. He fixates on a repair drone, then we see D'Argo from the drone's perspective as he punches out its lights. Cue static.

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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' shows D'Argo in the midst of a [[UnstoppableRage Hyper Rage]] and is looking for something—anything—to something�anything�to destroy. He fixates on a repair drone, then we see D'Argo from the drone's perspective as he punches out its lights. Cue static.



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* The first appearance of Shego in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' (episode broadcast order notwithstanding) is on a security camera which she destroys, then there's a moment of static.

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17th Sep '16 3:42:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Robert Sawyer's novel ''[=FlashForward=]'' (the basis for the [[FlashForward2009 unsuccessful TV series]]), all video recording devices show only static for the entire two minutes and 37 seconds of the first blackout, when all of humanity is unconscious. Sawyer has said this is meant to be confirmation of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_%28physics%29 observer effect]].

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* In Robert Sawyer's novel ''[=FlashForward=]'' (the basis for the [[FlashForward2009 [[Series/FlashForward2009 unsuccessful TV series]]), all video recording devices show only static for the entire two minutes and 37 seconds of the first blackout, when all of humanity is unconscious. Sawyer has said this is meant to be confirmation of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_effect_%28physics%29 observer effect]].
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