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2nd Jun '16 6:50:04 PM anza_sb
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** Later installments that involve something magically disappearing (like in "[[http://what-if.xkcd.com/103/ Vanishing Water]]") assume that the empty space left is replaced with air, to avoid a "[[CallBack glass half empty]]" scenario.
9th Apr '16 1:54:36 PM StFan
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* In the first episode of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Space Museum", the characters become incorporeal due to a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie TARDIS glitch]], and cannot interact with objects or be seen. No-one has any problem talking and breathing, though.



* In the short-lived series ''Series/NearlyDeparted'' two ghosts walk from room to room. They also sit on things (chairs, beds, etc.) which helpfully get pressed down.
8th Apr '16 2:18:12 AM StFan
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* In ''Anime/CaptainFuture'', the heroes seize a device that allow to turn out of phase and walks through walls. Problem is, without an additional device used by the villain, it's not possible to breathe air while out of phase. The first time they use it, they circumvent the problem by equipping their RobotBuddy, who of course doesn't need to breathe. When Captain Future himself uses it to confront the otherwise immaterial villain, he has to hold his breath for the whole fight.

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* In ''Anime/CaptainFuture'', the heroes seize a device that allow to turn out of phase and walks through walls. Problem is, without an additional device breathing apparatus used by the villain, it's not possible to breathe air while out of phase. The first time they use it, they circumvent the problem by equipping their RobotBuddy, who of course doesn't need to breathe. air. When Captain Future himself uses it to confront the otherwise immaterial out-of-phase villain, he has to hold his breath for the whole fight.
7th Apr '16 1:58:21 PM StFan
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* In ''Anime/CaptainFuture'', the heroes seize a device that allow to turn out of phase and walks through walls. Problem is, without an additional device used by the villain, it's not possible to breathe air while out of phase. The first time they use it, they circumvent the problem by equipping their RobotBuddy, who of course doesn't need to breathe. When Captain Future himself uses it to confront the otherwise immaterial villain, he has to hold his breath for the whole fight.



* 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.

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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.



29th Mar '16 8:29:50 PM randomsurfer
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E24TheNextPhase "The Next Phase"]] Geordi and Ro become intangible due to a TeleporterAccident and believed dead (even by themselves), but they still have to walk places, using the friction on the floor.
* In the short-lived series ''Series/NearlyDeparted'' two ghosts walk from room to room. They also sit on things (chairs, beds, etc.) which helpfully get pressed down.
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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* 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]].
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