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15th Sep '16 3:53:38 AM Sammettik
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The Missingno. (short for Missing Number) is a VideoGame item or character whose very existence is actually just a flaw in the game's internal programming. Can be considered a GoodBadBug in and of itself, but all bets are off.

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The Missingno. (short for Missing Number) is a VideoGame item or character whose very existence is actually just a flaw in the game's internal programming. Can be considered a GoodBadBug in and of itself, but all bets are off.



** The TropeNamer is the glitch Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Missingno MISSINGNO.]]" from Generation I. A similarly glitchy creature has a name consisting of a quote mark, the letter M, and two [[TheUnpronounceable unpronounceable]] symbols. It has been {{Fan Nickname}}d "M-Block." or "'M" (pronounced "Apostrophe M"). The glitch is actually caused by the game trying to interpret your PlayerCharacter's name as random-encounter data.

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** The TropeNamer is the glitch Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Missingno MISSINGNO.]]" ]]"(short for Missing Number) from Generation I. A similarly glitchy creature has a name consisting of a quote mark, the letter M, and two [[TheUnpronounceable unpronounceable]] symbols. It has been {{Fan Nickname}}d "M-Block." or "'M" (pronounced "Apostrophe M"). The glitch is actually caused by the game trying to interpret your PlayerCharacter's name as random-encounter data.



* ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty 3'' has the appropriately named [[EldritchAbomination Abomnination]], an [[HopelessBossFight indestructible]] pile of junk data that got locked into the Vault because of its sheer destructiveness. [[spoiler:It's also under the control of [[TheHeavy Hexor]] through a parasite implanted into it, and [[ICannotSelfTerminate has been secretly begging the player characters to kill it]] throughout the game]].

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* ''VideoGame/DistortedTravesty 3'' has an In-universe example the appropriately named [[EldritchAbomination Abomnination]], an [[HopelessBossFight indestructible]] pile of junk data that got locked into the Vault because of its sheer destructiveness. [[spoiler:It's also under the control of [[TheHeavy Hexor]] through a parasite implanted into it, and [[ICannotSelfTerminate has been secretly begging the player characters to kill it]] throughout the game]].
15th Sep '16 12:43:42 AM Sammettik
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** The seventh Gen added a new Chimera based Pokémon named Type: Null. It get's it's name in universe from the fact that the Pokédex does not recognize it as a true Pokémon, resulting in a "Type: Null" error message. The name stuck.
15th Sep '16 12:34:57 AM Sammettik
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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara [[spoiler: is fending off a mysterious entity and the people/creatures who either worship it or [[WellIntentionedExtremist fight against it]]. This entity turns out to be ''the MissingNo.'' from the original Pokemon Blue/Red, which apparently manifested in a parallel universe as an Outer God bent on absorbing all of reality]].

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara [[spoiler: is fending off a mysterious entity and the people/creatures who either worship it or [[WellIntentionedExtremist fight against it]]. This entity turns out to be ''the MissingNo.'' from the original Pokemon Blue/Red, which apparently manifested in a parallel universe as an Outer God bent on absorbing all of reality]].
10th Sep '16 3:54:27 PM sailing101
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** The seventh Gen added a new Chimera based Pokémon named Type: Null. It get's it's name in universe from the fact that the Pokédex does not recognize it as a true Pokémon, resulting in a "Type: Null" error message. The name stuck.
2nd Sep '16 11:37:42 PM mariic
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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-951 SCP-951]], an anomalous (but apparently friendly) video game glitch named "LUCAS" [[spoiler: AKA LOGICAL UNIFIED CENTRAL ANOMALY SYSTEM. It was deliberately engineered but flawed as it would "die" when the game ended and couldn't remember anything when the game restarted]]. Missingno gets a shout-out in a chatlog about the mysterious glitch:

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation: [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-951 SCP-951]], an anomalous [[DarkIsNotEvil (but apparently friendly) friendly)]] video game glitch named "LUCAS" [[spoiler: AKA LOGICAL UNIFIED CENTRAL ANOMALY SYSTEM. It was deliberately engineered but flawed as it would "die" when the game ended and couldn't remember anything when the game restarted]]. Missingno gets a shout-out in a chatlog about the mysterious glitch:
28th Aug '16 3:06:18 PM Galacton
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Because this character was [[EldrictAbomination never intended to actually exist]], merely ''encountering'' The Missingno. can trigger an unpredictable bevy of side effects, ranging from other GoodBadBugs to game crashes, or even [[GameBreakingBug more severe bugs]]. In the rare worst-case scenario, The Missingno. can even corrupt the player's save file, forcing them to erase it and start the game over from the beginning. Some Missingno.s can eventually become an AscendedGlitch, though.

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Because this character was [[EldrictAbomination [[EldritchAbomination never intended to actually exist]], merely ''encountering'' The Missingno. can trigger an unpredictable bevy of side effects, ranging from other GoodBadBugs to game crashes, or even [[GameBreakingBug more severe bugs]]. In the rare worst-case scenario, The Missingno. can even corrupt the player's save file, forcing them to erase it and start the game over from the beginning. Some Missingno.s can eventually become an AscendedGlitch, though.
28th Aug '16 3:02:53 PM Galacton
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Because this character was never intended to actually exist, merely ''encountering'' The Missingno. can trigger an unpredictable bevy of side effects, ranging from other GoodBadBugs to game crashes, or even {{Game Breaking Bug}}s. In the rare worst-case scenario, The Missingno. can even corrupt the player's save file, forcing them to erase it and start the game over from the beginning. Some Missingno.s can eventually become an AscendedGlitch, though.

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Because this character was [[EldrictAbomination never intended to actually exist, exist]], merely ''encountering'' The Missingno. can trigger an unpredictable bevy of side effects, ranging from other GoodBadBugs to game crashes, or even {{Game Breaking Bug}}s.[[GameBreakingBug more severe bugs]]. In the rare worst-case scenario, The Missingno. can even corrupt the player's save file, forcing them to erase it and start the game over from the beginning. Some Missingno.s can eventually become an AscendedGlitch, though.
14th Aug '16 1:32:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'''s "Honor Guard Councillor" (Honor Guard armor with Ultra palette and Councillor or other random helmet) was supposed to be a Zealot Elite, but is glitched up due to a programming error; it was flagged to have a "dogmatic" personality, but the level contains no data for Elites of that type.
* ''VideoGame/HaloReach''
** Had the Armor hologram glitch. If you use hologram and either go into monitor mode or die, the Hologram model will be randomized, sometimes with impossible armor combos.
** In another armor ability glitch, if the player goes into Armor Lock, switches to monitor mode, and choose to delete all of the Armor Lock items from the map, the player will have permanent Armor Lock upon returning to player mode, and it will not go away until the player dies.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'''s "Honor Guard Councillor" (Honor Guard armor with Ultra palette and Councillor or other random helmet) was supposed to be a Zealot Elite, but is glitched up due to a programming error; it was flagged to have a "dogmatic" personality, but the level contains no data for Elites of that type.
* ''VideoGame/HaloReach''
** Had the ''VideoGame/HaloReach'':
*** The
Armor hologram glitch. If you use hologram and either go into monitor mode or die, the Hologram model will be randomized, sometimes with impossible armor combos.
** *** In another armor ability glitch, if the player goes into Armor Lock, switches to monitor mode, and choose to delete all of the Armor Lock items from the map, the player will have permanent Armor Lock upon returning to player mode, and it will not go away until the player dies.
14th Aug '16 3:45:46 AM crashkey
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** Missingno. itself even becomes an {{Ascended Glitch}} in the fangames ''VideoGame/PokemonZetaAndOmicron'' with the exact same moveset and stats as the original and a [[http://pokemonzetaomicron.wikia.com/wiki/Glitch neat new ability]] as well.
19th Jul '16 6:35:47 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' has stray projections that get in the way of dreamsharing. There's Mal, a violent, nigh-unstoppable projection born from Dom's guilt, who takes form of his dead wife. She rages through the dreamscape, generally fucking everything up for the crew. There's also Dom's kids, who are less violent, but always faceless and whose appearance usually indicate danger.

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* ''Film/{{Inception}}'' has stray projections that get in the way of dreamsharing. There's Mal, a violent, nigh-unstoppable projection born from Dom's guilt, who takes the form of his dead wife. She rages through the dreamscape, generally fucking everything up for the crew. There's also Dom's kids, who are less violent, but always faceless and whose appearance usually indicate danger.
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