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8th May '17 9:54:06 AM Clockwork_Lemon
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* [[TheAce Mirio Togata]] of ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' possesses a quirk that allows him to phase through matter, in addition to other drawbacks (losing his clothes and phasing through the ground) he is also incapable of breathing since air also phases through him.
16th Feb '17 7:22:09 AM PaulA
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* Acknowledged in ''Series/StargateSG1'' in various ways: teleporter platforms used by the Goa'uld exchange the matter of both places they connect to prevent intermixing (this also has tactical applications and thus gets exploited several times) and Asgard teleporters make a distinct sound presumably due to pushing excess air away, {{Intangibility}} is discussed for an InUniverse film script and due to the inherent flaws ultimately rejected (and never seen in the series proper), problems due to carbondioxyde or lack of breathable air are a regular occurance due to space travel and so on. So overall, the writers have ShownTheirWork.

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* Acknowledged in ''Series/StargateSG1'' in various ways: teleporter platforms used by the Goa'uld exchange the matter of both places they connect to prevent intermixing (this also has tactical applications and thus gets exploited several times) and Asgard teleporters make a distinct sound presumably due to pushing excess air away, {{Intangibility}} is discussed for an InUniverse film script and due to the inherent flaws ultimately rejected (and never seen in the series proper), problems due to carbondioxyde carbon dioxide or lack of breathable air are a regular occurance due to space travel and so on. So overall, the writers have ShownTheirWork.
15th Feb '17 4:08:40 PM TheKaizerreich
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* Acknowledged in ''Series/StargateSG1'' in various ways: teleporter platforms used by the Goa'uld exchange the matter of both places they connect to prevent intermixing (this also has tactical applications and thus gets exploited several times) and Asgard teleporters make a distinct sound presumably due to pushing excess air away, {{Intangibility}} is discussed for an InUniverse film script and due to the inherent flaws ultimately rejected (and never seen in the series proper), problems due to carbondioxyde or lack of breathable air are a regular occurance due to space travel and so on. So overall, the writers have ShownTheirWork.
3rd Jan '17 12:51:07 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and onwards, is able to create a small, localized force field around him when he surpasses a particular speed (though the speed itself varies from game to game). This force field absorbs impacts from the air and other things he runs into and seems to carry the air with him as he runs, preventing air friction from burning him up. The games have also consistently averted FrictionlessReentry in that characters, when falling through the Earth's atmosphere, have to be in vehicles designed for it, in their invulnerable Super forms, or use teleportation to skip as much of the fall as possible. (This teleportation, in turn, is done via the Chaos Emeralds, which have RealityWarper abilities and don't have to follow normal physics or logic.)
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1st Nov '16 6:13:12 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the Sphere of Annihilation is a small hole in reality that utterly destroys anything touching it -- except, for some reason, the air. Its sentient relative, the Umbral Blot, can choose to turn this trope ''off'' to create a deadly VacuumMouth effect.
4th Aug '16 8:42:20 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/FredricBrown's ''What Mad Universe'', it is stated that a starship's teleporting drive should only be used to travel into outer space. If you try to emerge in a place which already contains air, it's not pretty.
7th Jul '16 5:35:06 AM ChronoLegion
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** It's demonstrated that only the Flash is immune. A scientist attempting to create other speedsters from ordinary people results in those people disintegrating from the friction. He ends up cloning the Flash and creating Pollux.
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.
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