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8th Jan '17 4:52:38 PM nombretomado
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* In [[RecycledInSpace Space]] [[UsagiYojimbo Usagi]] there are space turtles. When they die, their shells are used as spacecraft hull. Not whales, but still impressive.

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* In [[RecycledInSpace Space]] [[UsagiYojimbo [[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Usagi]] there are space turtles. When they die, their shells are used as spacecraft hull. Not whales, but still impressive.
31st Dec '16 12:43:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheDreamingDark'' trilogy for the {{Eberron}} setting, the main characters are in a dimensionally-traveling orb-shaped vessel sitting in the ethereal plane, where they are rammed by something they can't see from the inside. The leader immediately panics about "orb-eating ethereal whales".

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* In ''Literature/TheDreamingDark'' trilogy for the {{Eberron}} TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting, the main characters are in a dimensionally-traveling orb-shaped vessel sitting in the ethereal plane, where they are rammed by something they can't see from the inside. The leader immediately panics about "orb-eating ethereal whales".
31st Dec '16 8:37:56 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' has a race called the Alunda, which are space whales with bioelectric batteries and little plasma-enabled tentacles all over them. They really hate the Branthodon, who ride around on cybernetically-enhanced Space Dragons.

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* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' has a race called the Alunda, which are space whales with bioelectric batteries and little plasma-enabled tentacles all over them. They really hate the Branthodon, who ride around on cybernetically-enhanced Space Dragons. (Both races are fictional in-universe, created as outside-the-box opponents for tactical simulations.)
31st Dec '16 8:33:12 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Mountain-range size skeletons of unspecified creatures appear in the establishing shots of probably a quarter of the worlds the crew visits, although these are never acknowledged by the characters.
3rd Nov '16 10:02:07 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's novel ''Cachalot'' (1980), part of the HumanxCommonwealth universe. In the future, Mankind had decided to save the last survivors of the cetacean species of Earth (whales, dolphins, orcas) and transplant them to a planet almost completely covered by oceans which had no native sentient species (or so they thought, because they didn't look deep enough in the oceans). The cetaceans prospered, on a world that belonged to them and on which humans and thranx were only allowed as traders and researchers. By the time of the novel, all the cetaceans are sentient to some degree, with the toothed whales more so than the baleen whales (either due to evolution or genetic Uplifting done prior to the whale diaspora or shortly afterwards, it's not entirely clear). Some species of toothed whales have even grown more intelligent than humans and live for hundreds of years since they are no longer hunted. The book ends with the revelation that these whales have developed [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] like telekinesis and telepathy (since they have no hands and thus a civilizations based on song, not artifacts and tools), and with the help of these powers they can levitate their bodies from the water and travel into space.

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's novel ''Cachalot'' (1980), part of the HumanxCommonwealth Literature/HumanxCommonwealth universe. In the future, Mankind had decided to save the last survivors of the cetacean species of Earth (whales, dolphins, orcas) and transplant them to a planet almost completely covered by oceans which had no native sentient species (or so they thought, because they didn't look deep enough in the oceans). The cetaceans prospered, on a world that belonged to them and on which humans and thranx were only allowed as traders and researchers. By the time of the novel, all the cetaceans are sentient to some degree, with the toothed whales more so than the baleen whales (either due to evolution or genetic Uplifting done prior to the whale diaspora or shortly afterwards, it's not entirely clear). Some species of toothed whales have even grown more intelligent than humans and live for hundreds of years since they are no longer hunted. The book ends with the revelation that these whales have developed [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] like telekinesis and telepathy (since they have no hands and thus a civilizations based on song, not artifacts and tools), and with the help of these powers they can levitate their bodies from the water and travel into space.
26th Sep '16 2:01:06 AM spydre
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* The SpeculativeDocumentary ''Alien Worlds: Blue Moon'' features Sky Whales.
21st Sep '16 5:00:51 PM nombretomado
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* The oceans in the world of ''BatenKaitos'' were originally created by a great whale, but the whale and the oceans were swallowed by the ancient evil Malpercio.

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* The oceans in the world of ''BatenKaitos'' ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' were originally created by a great whale, but the whale and the oceans were swallowed by the ancient evil Malpercio.
20th Sep '16 7:16:46 PM nombretomado
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* In a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, concept artist Ralph [=McQuarrie=] drew space whales to populate the skies of Bespin in ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back]]'', an idea that was rejected as the effects would have been too costly. In ''AttackOfTheClones'', ocean-dwelling creatures that could launch themselves out of the water, known as "aiwhas", were seen on Kamino. WordOfGod says "aiwha" is a deliberate corruption of "air whale".

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* In a case of WhatCouldHaveBeen, concept artist Ralph [=McQuarrie=] drew space whales to populate the skies of Bespin in ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back]]'', an idea that was rejected as the effects would have been too costly. In ''AttackOfTheClones'', ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', ocean-dwelling creatures that could launch themselves out of the water, known as "aiwhas", were seen on Kamino. WordOfGod says "aiwha" is a deliberate corruption of "air whale".
19th Aug '16 3:23:59 PM Theriocephalus
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* Possibly in an attempt to make up for ''Franchise/{{Star Wars}}'''s suspicious lack of Space Whales in the Legends continuity, ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader Darth Vader]]'' has a pod of cybernetic Space Whales in issue #6.

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* Possibly in an attempt to make up for ''Franchise/{{Star Wars}}'''s suspicious lack of Space Whales in the Legends continuity, ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader Darth Vader]]'' has a pod of cybernetic Space Whales in issue #6.#6, serving as a research facility for a MadScientist in Palpatine's employ.
4th Aug '16 12:45:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Starscape}}'' had space fire dragon-''things''...
* The reason the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] can survive in space, according to ''StarCraft'' BackStory, is that they absorbed a flock of Space Whales that got too close to their homeworld. These became the behemoths, giant mutants bigger than battlecruisers, one ship can contain a whole brood. Also, some of their air units, such as the Guardian and Overlord, certainly fit the trope (though they look more like space crabs and space... balloon crabs). We never see the behemoths, but ''StarCraft II'' shows their presumed weaponized replacements, the utterly massive leviathans.

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* ''{{Starscape}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Starscape}}'' had space fire dragon-''things''...
* The reason the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] can survive in space, according to ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' BackStory, is that they absorbed a flock of Space Whales that got too close to their homeworld. These became the behemoths, giant mutants bigger than battlecruisers, one ship can contain a whole brood. Also, some of their air units, such as the Guardian and Overlord, certainly fit the trope (though they look more like space crabs and space... balloon crabs). We never see the behemoths, but ''StarCraft II'' shows their presumed weaponized replacements, the utterly massive leviathans.



* ''JumpingFlash'' has air whales in World 3-2. Uniquely for the game, they [[EverythingTryingToKillYou aren't trying to kill you]], and just sort of float there, wiggling their flukes, and letting you use them as platforms.

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* ''JumpingFlash'' ''VideoGame/JumpingFlash'' has air whales in World 3-2. Uniquely for the game, they [[EverythingTryingToKillYou aren't trying to kill you]], and just sort of float there, wiggling their flukes, and letting you use them as platforms.



* ''{{Spore}}'' has the ability to easily make any vehicle you want. A good number of the Featured creations are spaceships shaped like sea creatures. Including one of a whale and a giant squid fighting.
* Let's not forget the Liir of ''SwordOfTheStars''. Some peculiar cross between Space Whales and Space Dolphins, the eldest members of the Liir are literal whales, albeit whales with immense PsychicPowers and an intelligence several times that of a human. All Liir who ever set their flippers into space are murderously insane... At least by Liir standards, as they're actually willing to harm other beings. Though they can't survive vacuum and use starships.

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* ''{{Spore}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' has the ability to easily make any vehicle you want. A good number of the Featured creations are spaceships shaped like sea creatures. Including one of a whale and a giant squid fighting.
* Let's not forget the Liir of ''SwordOfTheStars''.''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''. Some peculiar cross between Space Whales and Space Dolphins, the eldest members of the Liir are literal whales, albeit whales with immense PsychicPowers and an intelligence several times that of a human. All Liir who ever set their flippers into space are murderously insane... At least by Liir standards, as they're actually willing to harm other beings. Though they can't survive vacuum and use starships.
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