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21st Jul '16 8:07:50 PM Sark0TAG
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', the good ending pans out to the Ripper's face turning to static, then the camera pans out to two monitors containing this static, which then subsequently turn off. Also played straight in the bad ending, where the Ripper's VR goggles turn to static, shut down, then as he/her removes them, a monitor stands out showing Jake Quinlan's death and the words "Program Terminated".

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', the good ending pans out to shows the Ripper's face turning to static, then the camera pans out to two monitors containing this static, which then subsequently turn off. Also played straight in the bad ending, where the Ripper's VR goggles turn to static, shut down, then as he/her removes them, a monitor stands out showing Jake Quinlan's death and the words "Program Terminated".
6th Jul '16 2:55:54 PM Sark0TAG
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'', the good ending pans out to the Ripper's face turning to static, then the camera pans out to two monitors containing this static, which then subsequently turn off. Also played straight in the bad ending, where the Ripper's VR goggles turn to static, shut down, then as he/her removes them, a monitor stands out showing Jake Quinlan's death and the words "Program Terminated".
6th Jul '16 2:03:18 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* An audio version happens in ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' as a form of monster radar: the sound of static on your radio means there's something nearby. Enjoy the ParanoiaFuel! Also happens visually to some extent in later games.

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* An audio version happens in ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' as a form of monster radar: the sound of static on your radio means there's something nearby. Enjoy the ParanoiaFuel! Also happens visually to some extent in later games.
30th Jun '16 10:59:08 PM wolftickets1969
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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 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 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.
24th Apr '16 8:22:30 PM JackG
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': Kusanagi gets the Snowy Screen of Death when the hotel staff whose vision she had hacked into gets killed by a stray bullet.

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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': Kusanagi gets the Snowy Screen of Death when the hotel staff maidbot whose vision she had hacked into gets killed by a stray bullet.
10th Mar '16 2:52:41 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]] and [[https://xkcd.com/1245/ Ten-Day Forecast]].

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* ''{{xkcd}}'': ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]] and [[https://xkcd.com/1245/ Ten-Day Forecast]].
9th Jan '16 5:54:01 PM Plactus
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* ''{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]].

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* ''{{xkcd}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1229/ Signal Lost]].
Lost]] and [[https://xkcd.com/1245/ Ten-Day Forecast]].
4th Jan '16 11:22:27 AM HiddenWindshield
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* Actually very unlikely with real security cameras - if a CCTV camera is disabled the screens will turn black, or show a 'no signal' message. The only time static would appear would be in the event of a wireless camera being disabled, in which case the Snowy Screen of Death is a likely outcome.

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* Actually very This is becoming increasingly unlikely with real 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 cameras - if a CCTV camera is disabled camera), the screens will turn black, or show switch to a 'no signal' message. The only time blank screen would be just as shocking as the switch to static would appear would be in the event of a wireless camera being disabled, in which case the Snowy Screen of Death is a likely outcome.have been.
2nd Jan '16 9:19:26 PM WhosAsking
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** Season two episode, ''And Now For A Word'': A brief battle takes place outside the station. Twice, stray shots from the battle strike exterior cameras, producing this trope. A much-less catastrophic instance, meant more to drive the point the station was receiving collateral damage.
1st Jan '16 10:19:31 PM nombretomado
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* The title of the novel ''SnowCrash'' refers to this phenomenon. [[spoiler: The plot revolves around a BrownNote hidden in some static.]]

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* The title of the novel ''SnowCrash'' ''Literature/SnowCrash'' refers to this phenomenon. [[spoiler: The plot revolves around a BrownNote hidden in some static.]]
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