History Main / SomeKindOfForceField

21st Jun '16 5:17:27 PM KamenRiderOokalf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the original anime of ''Anime/BishoujoSenshiSailorMoon'' [[TheDragon Kunzite]] traps the Senshi in a force field before Sailor Venus makes her grand entrance and [[BigDamnHeroes saves them]]

to:

* In the original anime of ''Anime/BishoujoSenshiSailorMoon'' ''Manga/SailorMoon'' [[TheDragon Kunzite]] traps the Senshi in a force field before Sailor Venus makes her grand entrance and [[BigDamnHeroes saves them]]
12th May '16 2:25:04 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Parodied in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' when Kevin Thorn sets up a forcefield around himself. Bigby runs into it and exclaims, "It's like some kind of... I don't know what it is!"

to:

* Parodied in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' when Kevin Thorn sets up a forcefield force field around himself. Bigby runs into it and exclaims, "It's like some kind of... I don't know what it is!"



* Lampshade-hung by Patrick in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' [[TheMovie movie]]. The "force field" being a glass fish bowl, but still huge compared to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick.

to:

* Lampshade-hung by Patrick in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' [[TheMovie movie]].''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''. The "force field" being a glass fish bowl, but still huge compared to [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick.



* [[spoiler: Gaithim's ]] barrier around the Crown in Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned is invisible until someone touches it, at which point it turns into a wall of lighting. This may be a deliberate design feature, given that it functions more like a booby-trap than a conventional forcefield.

to:

* [[spoiler: Gaithim's ]] [[spoiler:Gaithim's]] barrier around the Crown in Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned ''Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned'' is invisible until someone touches it, at which point it turns into a wall of lighting. This may be a deliberate design feature, given that it functions more like a booby-trap than a conventional forcefield.



* In ''Series/FlandersCompany'', episode "Unlimited", the forcefield protecting Caleb's latest invention is indeed visible only when Hippolyte fires a HandBlast at it. Nadège says the (French equivalent of the) trope name afterward.

to:

* In ''Series/FlandersCompany'', episode "Unlimited", the forcefield force field protecting Caleb's latest invention is indeed visible only when Hippolyte fires a HandBlast at it. Nadège says the (French equivalent of the) trope name afterward.



-->'''Clay:''' (''Rai points to himself'') You. (''points to his rear'') Butt. (''kicks'') Kick. (''points to Clay'') Me. Raimundo's gonna kick my -- HEY!\\

to:

-->'''Clay:''' (''Rai ''[Rai points to himself'') himself]'' You. (''points ''[points to his rear'') rear]'' Butt. (''kicks'') ''[kicks]'' Kick. (''points ''[points to Clay'') Clay]'' Me. Raimundo's gonna kick my -- HEY!\\



'''Raimundo:''' (''as Clay investigates the force field'') [[BriefAccentImitation "Iiit's... some... sort... of... in... vii... sii... bullll... bahhhhhhhx."]] Ai, took him long enough.

to:

'''Raimundo:''' (''as ''[as Clay investigates the force field'') field]'' [[BriefAccentImitation "Iiit's... some... sort... of... in... vii... sii... bullll... bahhhhhhhx."]] Ai, took him long enough.



(''cut to Danny flying towards hospital, gets zapped by ghost shield'')\\
'''Danny:''' GYAAAH!! (''gets blasted into ground'')\\

to:

(''cut ''[cut to Danny flying towards hospital, gets zapped by ghost shield'')\\
shield]''\\
'''Danny:''' GYAAAH!! (''gets ''[gets blasted into ground'')\\ground]''\\
8th Apr '16 4:54:01 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!Examples

to:

!!Examples
!!Examples:



* On ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELDS'' episode "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E3TheAsset The Asset]]" Quinn has a neodymium laser forcefield surrounding his compound which vaporizes anything that touches it. It is invisible until something touches it; then it appears as a bright gold/yellow grid pattern.

to:

* On ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELDS'' ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E3TheAsset The Asset]]" Quinn has a neodymium laser forcefield surrounding his compound which vaporizes anything that touches it. It is invisible until something touches it; then it appears as a bright gold/yellow grid pattern.
8th Apr '16 4:53:14 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the original anime of BishoujoSenshiSailorMoon [[TheDragon Kunzite]] traps the Senshi in a force field before Sailor Venus makes her grand entrance and [[BigDamnHeroes saves them]]

to:

* In the original anime of BishoujoSenshiSailorMoon ''Anime/BishoujoSenshiSailorMoon'' [[TheDragon Kunzite]] traps the Senshi in a force field before Sailor Venus makes her grand entrance and [[BigDamnHeroes saves them]]



[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip, the crocodiles say this when they try to attack Zebra but run into his screen door.
[[/folder]]



* In the ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' movie, the main party (which includes a mage) encounters a Wall of Force spell. The mage, who should know about these things already, proclaims "It's some kind of wall of force!" Maybe he knew about several different walls of force, and did not immediately know which one this was.

to:

* In the ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' movie, the main party (which includes a mage) encounters a Wall of Force spell. The mage, who should know about these things already, proclaims "It's some kind of wall of force!" Maybe he knew about several different walls of force, and did not immediately know which one this was.force!"



** The trope is subverted in [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]] when the 2nd Doctor and the Brigadier find the former companions, Jaimie and Zoe, unaccountably in the Death Zone with them and frantically telling them to turn back. They claim that they are trapped by a forcefield and any disruption of it would kill them, so the heroes don't dare try to reach out to them to see the field. However, the Doctor, after trying to find a way to free them, realizes a basic fact, that those kids' memories of their time with him were erased, and simply steps forward where the field is supposedly in place. It turns out there was nothing and those companions vanish as the holographic decoys they really are.
** In the new series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]], the Doctor gets this effect when he throws a rock at the forcefield.
** The same thing happens in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth "The Hungry Earth"]] with the dome forcefield created by the Silurians.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]], the forcefield created by Jenny glows red whenever the Ice Governess slams into it.

to:

** The trope is subverted in [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors"]] Doctors]]" when the 2nd Doctor and the Brigadier find the former companions, Jaimie and Zoe, unaccountably in the Death Zone with them and frantically telling them to turn back. They claim that they are trapped by a forcefield and any disruption of it would kill them, so the heroes don't dare try to reach out to them to see the field. However, the Doctor, after trying to find a way to free them, realizes a basic fact, that those kids' memories of their time with him were erased, and simply steps forward where the field is supposedly in place. It turns out there was nothing and those companions vanish as the holographic decoys they really are.
** In the new series episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones Smith and Jones"]], Jones]]", the Doctor gets this effect when he throws a rock at the forcefield.
** The same thing happens in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E8TheHungryEarth The Hungry Earth"]] Earth]]" with the dome forcefield created by the Silurians.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]", the forcefield created by Jenny glows red whenever the Ice Governess slams into it.



* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the series version of ''Series/UnderTheDome''. The eponymous dome is invisible unless seen in very wide-angle shots. Direct contact only cause a slight iridescence on the touched zone. It also gives a static shock the first time it's touched, but afterward only tingles a bit. Although it's dangerous to do so while carrying any electronic devices, which tend to blow up. The presence of the dome is quite obvious from plenty other hints, though, like the deep gouge it left in the earth.
** Or, the cow who was sliced in half because she had the bad luck to be right on the Dome's line.

to:

* {{Downplayed|Trope}} in the series version of ''Series/UnderTheDome''. The eponymous dome is invisible unless seen in very wide-angle shots. Direct contact only cause a slight iridescence on the touched zone. It also gives a static shock the first time it's touched, but afterward only tingles a bit. Although it's dangerous to do so while carrying any electronic devices, which tend to blow up. The presence of the dome is quite obvious from plenty other hints, though, like the deep gouge it left in the earth.
**
earth. Or, the cow who was sliced in half because she it had the bad luck to be right on the Dome's line.



* On ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELDS'' episode "[[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS1E3TheAsset The Asset]]" Quinn has a neodymium laser forcefield surrounding his compound which vaporizes anything that touches it. It is invisible until something touches it; then it appears as a bright gold/yellow grid pattern.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip, the crocodiles say this when they try to attack Zebra but run into his screen door.
[[/folder]]



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the [[SchoolNewspaperNewsHound Cutie Mark Crusaders]] experience walking snout-first into an invisible forcefield (all three of them one by one, because of delayed reactions) when Twilight Sparkle doesn't want them getting into the library.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E23PonyvilleConfidential Ponyville Confidential]]", the [[SchoolNewspaperNewsHound Cutie Mark Crusaders]] experience walking snout-first into an invisible forcefield force field (all three of them one by one, because of delayed reactions) when Twilight Sparkle doesn't want them getting into the library.



1st Apr '16 6:07:50 PM StarTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In one ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' strip, the crocodiles say this when they try to attack Zebra but run into his screen door.
[[/folder]]
4th Feb '16 6:31:26 PM WillKeaton
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In "Upgrades", the Goa'uld forcefields inside a ship in construction glows blue and looks somewhet like frost on windows when touched -- or when going through at SuperSpeed thanks to the Atoniek armbands.

to:

** In "Upgrades", the Goa'uld forcefields inside a ship in construction glows glow blue and looks somewhet like frost on windows when touched -- or when going through at SuperSpeed thanks to the Atoniek armbands.
2nd Dec '15 1:09:13 PM ecuvulle6267
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Prominent in ''Catching Fire,'' causing death or serious injury multiple times.
22nd Jul '15 2:18:50 PM DragonRanger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. When all but one of the heroes are stuck dealing with the villain du jour, a [[EnemyMime magical mime]], he traps them in an invisible box (marginally similar to the ''Third Rock from the Sun'' example above). There's no indication of its existence, and indeed, they don't realize there's a wall until they run into into it. From then, the only evidence that there is a box is people smacking into it and the outline of the kicked-up dust. Of course, the thing [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve was shaped like however you think it is]]. The StockPhrase half of this trope ends up being spoofed. Clay finds the others in the box and can't hear them (it's soundproof at the time), so assumes they're playing charades for some reason. Raimundo catches on to Clay's thinking and, well, just watch:

to:

* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. When all but one of the heroes are stuck dealing with the villain du jour, a [[EnemyMime magical mime]], he traps most of them in an invisible box (marginally similar to the ''Third Rock from the Sun'' example above). There's no indication of its existence, and indeed, they don't realize there's a wall until they run into into it. From then, the only evidence that there is a box is people smacking into it and the outline of the kicked-up dust. Of course, the thing [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve was shaped like however you think it is]]. The StockPhrase half of this trope ends up being spoofed. spoofed, as when Clay finds the others in the box and can't hear them (it's soundproof at the time), so assumes they're playing Raimundo uses charades to goad him into walking into the barrier and then mocks him for some reason. Raimundo catches on to Clay's thinking and, well, just watch:doing the usual routine:



'''Clay:''' Mister, you done made me mad. I'm gonna-- OOF! (''Clay marches toward Raimundo and right into the field'')\\
'''Raimundo:''' (''as Clay does the usual routine from the other side of the barrier'') [[BriefAccentImitation "Iiit's... some... sort... of... in... vii... sii... bullll... bahhhhhhhx."]] Ai, took him long enough.

to:

'''Clay:''' Mister, you done made me mad. I'm gonna-- OOF! (''Clay marches toward Raimundo and right into the field'')\\
OOF!\\
'''Raimundo:''' (''as Clay does investigates the usual routine from the other side of the barrier'') force field'') [[BriefAccentImitation "Iiit's... some... sort... of... in... vii... sii... bullll... bahhhhhhhx."]] Ai, took him long enough.
22nd Jul '15 2:06:38 PM DragonRanger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PowerRangers has done this at least once in the Lost Galaxy iteration.

to:

* PowerRangers ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' has done this at least once in the Lost Galaxy iteration."Orion Rising".



'''Raimundo:''' (''imitating Clay's accent as Clay does the routine from the other side of the barrier'') "Iiit's... some... sort... of... in... vii... sii... bullll... bahhhhhhhx." Ai, took him long enough.

to:

'''Raimundo:''' (''imitating Clay's accent as (''as Clay does the usual routine from the other side of the barrier'') [[BriefAccentImitation "Iiit's... some... sort... of... in... vii... sii... bullll... bahhhhhhhx." "]] Ai, took him long enough.
16th Jul '15 11:31:37 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}''. The episode "The Metamorph" has classic ForceFieldDoor for the prison cells on the planet Psychon. Normally invisible, they emit a brief flash that stun the prisoner when touched.

to:

* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}''. The episode "The Metamorph" has a classic ForceFieldDoor for the prison cells cell on the planet Psychon. Normally invisible, they emit it emits a brief flash that stun the prisoner prisoners when touched.
This list shows the last 10 events of 45. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SomeKindOfForceField