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26th Nov '15 5:10:42 AM Austin
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* Nightcrawler from the ''Franchise/XMen'' goes "BAMF" on teleporting in and out because he's displacing air molecules. The sound is actually the air ''collapsing'' on the space he has suddenly vacated (the 2nd movie actually uses a very realistic sound for the collapse of a human-sized vacuum). He also makes the sound when appearing because, presumably, the same thing is happening, just in reverse. Those molecules that were where he's appearing are pushed out of the way, and fast.
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* Nightcrawler ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} from the ''Franchise/XMen'' goes "BAMF" on teleporting in and out because he's displacing air molecules. The sound is actually the air ''collapsing'' on the space he has suddenly vacated (the 2nd movie actually uses a very realistic sound for the collapse of a human-sized vacuum). He also makes the sound when appearing because, presumably, the same thing is happening, just in reverse. Those molecules that were where he's appearing are pushed out of the way, and fast.
18th Nov '15 10:52:40 AM HiddenWindshield
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* The aversion of this trope has come into play several times in [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe's]] blog ''What if?''
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* The aversion of this trope has come into play several times in [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe's]] blog ''What if?''''Blog/WhatIf''
17th Oct '15 3:07:15 AM SSJMagus
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', the heroes' CoolStarship can (unlike any other vessels in the show) launch itself into orbit without external assistance in part because it fires a pair of bow-mounted antimatter beams while climbing, which annihilates the air in front of it and thus prevents any drag during its ascent.
15th Oct '15 8:19:43 PM PaulA
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The story plays the trope straight, and does not belong in this list of aversions.
* Creator/DonRosa once wrote a Scrooge [=McDuck=] story where the Beagle Boys used a device that froze time for everything except themselves and anyone in a certain radius when it was activated. When time is frozen, [[TimeStandsStill doors and windows cannot be opened or broken, walking on grass in bare feet is like stepping on needles, paper blowing in the wind is immobile as a brick wall, and a flock of pigeons can be climbed like a ladder]]. Rosa recounts in his memoirs that numerous readers of a scientific bent wrote in to remind him that the air molecules should also have been frozen, making moving and breathing impossible. He insists he was well aware of this issue when he wrote the story but chose to ignore it, as [[RuleOfFun otherwise there would be no story]].
15th Oct '15 1:24:03 PM easytorememberhandle
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* Creator/DonRosa once wrote a Scrooge [=McDuck=] story where the Beagle Boys used a device that froze time for everything except themselves and anyone in a certain radius when it was activated. When time is frozen, [[TimeStandsStill doors and windows cannot be opened or broken, walking on grass in bare feet is like stepping on needles, paper blowing in the wind is immobile as a brick wall, and a flock of pigeons can be climbed like a ladder]]. Rosa recounts in his memoirs that numerous readers of a scientific bent wrote in to remind him that the air molecules should also have been frozen, making moving and breathing impossible. He insists he was well aware of this issue when he wrote the story but [[IgnoredTrope chose to ignore it]], as [[RuleOfFun otherwise there would be no story]].
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* Creator/DonRosa once wrote a Scrooge [=McDuck=] story where the Beagle Boys used a device that froze time for everything except themselves and anyone in a certain radius when it was activated. When time is frozen, [[TimeStandsStill doors and windows cannot be opened or broken, walking on grass in bare feet is like stepping on needles, paper blowing in the wind is immobile as a brick wall, and a flock of pigeons can be climbed like a ladder]]. Rosa recounts in his memoirs that numerous readers of a scientific bent wrote in to remind him that the air molecules should also have been frozen, making moving and breathing impossible. He insists he was well aware of this issue when he wrote the story but [[IgnoredTrope chose to ignore it]], it, as [[RuleOfFun otherwise there would be no story]].
15th Oct '15 1:22:06 PM easytorememberhandle
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* Creator/DonRosa once wrote a Scrooge [=McDuck=] story where the Beagle Boys used a device that froze time for everything except themselves and anyone in a certain radius when it was activated. When time is frozen, [[TimeStandsStill doors and windows cannot be opened or broken, walking on grass in bare feet is like stepping on needles, paper blowing in the wind is immobile as a brick wall, and a flock of pigeons can be climbed like a ladder]]. Rosa recounts in his memoirs that numerous readers of a scientific bent wrote in to remind him that the air molecules should also have been frozen, making moving and breathing impossible. He insists he was well aware of this issue when he wrote the story but [[IgnoredTrope chose to ignore it]], as [[RuleOfFun otherwise there would be no story]].
24th Aug '15 2:56:01 PM Austin
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** Kitty Pryde can't breathe while phasing through solid objects. When she's passing through the air while phased, [[RequiredSecondaryPowers presumably she brings the air she's breathing into phase with herself]], since she's capable of phasing anything she's in direct physical contact with along with her own body.
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** Kitty Pryde ComicBook/KittyPryde can't breathe while phasing through solid objects. When she's passing through the air while phased, [[RequiredSecondaryPowers presumably she brings the air she's breathing into phase with herself]], since she's capable of phasing anything she's in direct physical contact with along with her own body.
24th Aug '15 2:56:01 PM Austin
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20th Aug '15 3:32:00 PM StFan
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* The ''Franchise/Terminator'' movies avoid the issue with their time-travelling method, which creates a round bubble disintegrating everything on the arrival point of the traveler, presumably including air. It also causes some serious winds and electrical discharges as a side-effect, even before the bubble forms.
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* The ''Franchise/Terminator'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies avoid the issue with their time-travelling method, which creates a round bubble disintegrating everything on the arrival point of the traveler, presumably including air. It also causes some serious winds and electrical discharges as a side-effect, even before the bubble forms.
20th Aug '15 3:31:38 PM StFan
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * The ''Franchise/Terminator'' movies avoid the issue with their time-travelling method, which creates a round bubble disintegrating everything on the arrival point of the traveler, presumably including air. It also causes some serious winds and electrical discharges as a side-effect, even before the bubble forms. [[/folder]]
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