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2nd Jul '16 10:38:36 AM nombretomado
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* Makuta's floating swirl of {{LEGO}} parts and some other stuff in the early ''{{BIONICLE}}'' on-line clips. Fans tend to call it "the Void", but that's most likely a misinterpretation of one of his lines. In fact, it's never cleared ''what'' it is, and it isn't represented in subsequent media. Could be where he kept his spare parts...

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* Makuta's floating swirl of {{LEGO}} parts and some other stuff in the early ''{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' on-line clips. Fans tend to call it "the Void", but that's most likely a misinterpretation of one of his lines. In fact, it's never cleared ''what'' it is, and it isn't represented in subsequent media. Could be where he kept his spare parts...
26th May '16 2:57:14 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': at one point, one of these spit out a giant golden TIE-Fighter that was a boss.

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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': at one point, one of these spit out a giant golden TIE-Fighter [[Franchise/StarWars TIE Fighter]] that was a boss.



** the portals from cookie clicker that were part of a mini-event.



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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', there's a warp rift called the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Eye of Terror]], and it's roughly the size of a small spiral galaxy. It's technically an area of space where there realspace and [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace warpspace]] overlap, though that's just another way of saying that it's just [[NegativeSpaceWedgie where ''hell'' itself has spewed into reality]]. Although the Eye of Terror is the largest and most notorious, there are others: the Maelstrom, the Maw, the Storm of the Emperor's Wrath, the Screaming Vortex...you get the idea. In the Fifth Edition rulebook, during its description of the Orks, the book gives a (not-to-scale) map of a [[KillEmAll WAAAAGH!]] from beginning to end. One of the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie topographical anomalies]] on the map is literally titled [[FunetikAksent "Da Big Swirly Fing"]]
** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', the chaos Mutalith Vortex Beast carries a smaller one around on its back. As you'd expect from something that spends so long close to one, the Vortex Beast looks [[OurMonstersAreWeird very, very weird.]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', there's a warp rift called the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Eye of Terror]], and it's roughly the size of a small spiral galaxy. It's technically an area of space where there realspace and [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace warpspace]] overlap, though that's just another way of saying that it's just [[NegativeSpaceWedgie where ''hell'' Hell itself has spewed into reality]]. Although the Eye of Terror is the largest and most notorious, there are others: the Maelstrom, the Maw, the Storm of the Emperor's Wrath, the Screaming Vortex... you get the idea. idea.
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In the Fifth Edition rulebook, during its description of the Orks, the book gives a (not-to-scale) map of a [[KillEmAll [[TheHorde WAAAAGH!]] from beginning to end. One of the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie topographical anomalies]] on the map is literally titled [[FunetikAksent "Da Big Swirly Fing"]]
** * In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', the chaos Mutalith Vortex Beast carries a smaller one around on its back. As you'd expect from something that spends so long close to one, the Vortex Beast looks [[OurMonstersAreWeird very, very weird.]]



* If their [[LargeAndInCharge stature]] didn't give it away, you could pick [[MyLittlePony:FriendshipIsMagic Princesses Luna and Celestia]] as powerful from their manes and tails being composed not of hair but of a nebula and an aurora respectively.

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* If their [[LargeAndInCharge stature]] didn't give it away, you could pick [[MyLittlePony:FriendshipIsMagic [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Princesses Luna and Celestia]] as powerful from their manes and tails being composed not of hair but of a nebula and an aurora respectively.respectively.
* In the WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} episode [[Recap/FuturamaS3E19RoswellThatEndsWell Roswell that Ends Well]], the Planet Express crew is sucked into the past by a Time Rift, a sort of red whirlpool in space caused by the interaction of radiation from a supernova and an exploding microwave oven.



* There have been several spirals appearing all over the place such as these.

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* There have been several such energy spirals appearing all over the place such as these.world.
8th May '16 11:29:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has "Spiral Energy", the force of will of mankind made manifest, often depicted as and accompanied by swirling wind and glowing spirals. Power taking the form of a spiral swirl is used as something of a metaphor for mankind's development and determination to advance as well as a visual cue that [[HolyShitQuotient awesome crap is about to go down.]]

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has "Spiral Energy", the force of will of mankind made manifest, often depicted as and accompanied by swirling wind and glowing spirals. Power taking the form of a spiral swirl is used as something of a metaphor for mankind's development and determination to advance as well as a visual cue that [[HolyShitQuotient awesome crap is about to go down.]]
26th Jan '16 3:45:53 PM AgentTasmania
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* If their [[LargeAndInCharge stature]] didn't give it away, you could pick Princesses Luna and Celestia as powerful from their manes and tals being composed not of hair but of a nebula and an aurora respectively.

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* If their [[LargeAndInCharge stature]] didn't give it away, you could pick [[MyLittlePony:FriendshipIsMagic Princesses Luna and Celestia Celestia]] as powerful from their manes and tals tails being composed not of hair but of a nebula and an aurora respectively.
18th Jan '16 2:48:08 AM AgentTasmania
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* If their [[LargeAndInCharge stature]] didn't give it away, you could pick Princesses Luna and Celestia as powerful from their manes and tals being composed not of hair but of a nebula and an aurora respectively.
1st Dec '15 6:37:31 PM Yora
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* Much of ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' takes place in a system around a black hole that has 25 times the mass of the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy, or 100,000,000 times the mass of our sun. And it is spinning at 99.8% the speed of light. It is also surrounded by an accretion disk of gas and rocks that form a huge ring of glowing hot material, but because of how the incredible gravity bends light it looks like it has two rings at a 90 degree angle. It's probably the weirdest looking portrayal of black hole ever. While also being the most scientifically accurate.
28th Sep '15 6:58:10 AM zerohelix
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-->'''Cat:''' Swirly thing alert!!!

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-->'''Cat:''' I hate to get all technical but, ''all hands on deck! Swirly thing alert!!!alert!!!''
25th Sep '15 3:35:10 PM BioMaster1299
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25th Sep '15 3:34:29 PM BioMaster1299
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Most [[UnrealisticBlackHole Black Holes]] will take this form in media, never mind that you shouldn't be able to ''see'' a black hole under most circumstances... well, usually. Some black holes have what is called an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accretion_disc accretion disc]] that looks quite a bit like such a thing -- it's matter just outside the event horizon that manages to go into orbit around it before falling in, because centrifugal force balances out the massive gravity experienced so close to the event horizon. Nonetheless, the black hole will look like this in media even if there's no apparent source of the matter in the first place.

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Most [[UnrealisticBlackHole Black Holes]] will take this form in media, never mind that you shouldn't be able to ''see'' a black hole under most circumstances... well, usually. Some black holes have what is called an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accretion_disc accretion disc]] that looks quite a bit like such a thing -- it's matter just outside the event horizon that manages to go into orbit around it before falling in, because centrifugal force inertia balances out the massive gravity experienced so close to the event horizon. Nonetheless, the black hole will look like this in media even if there's no apparent source of the matter in the first place.
15th Sep '15 8:27:41 PM nombretomado
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* The PreCrisis {{Superman}} story "Superman's Secret Afterlife!" had the hero being caught by a LifeEnergy sucking creature called a Helix in space, that looked like a miniature galaxy. It trapped him in [[LotusEaterMachine an illusion of his possible future life]] (with a little help from the PhantomZone Villains). Superman destroys it, appropriately enough, by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome spinning it towards a nova]].

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* The PreCrisis pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} {{Superman}} story "Superman's Secret Afterlife!" had the hero being caught by a LifeEnergy sucking creature called a Helix in space, that looked like a miniature galaxy. It trapped him in [[LotusEaterMachine an illusion of his possible future life]] (with a little help from the PhantomZone Villains). Superman destroys it, appropriately enough, by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome spinning it towards a nova]].
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