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17th Mar '17 3:33:32 PM Kadorhal
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* ''2001'' is one of ''Franchise/MetalGear'''s recurring StockShoutOuts, so monoliths appear a couple of times:
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', the name of the computer on the Tanker is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS MONORITH]]. (The Tanker is called "Discovery".)

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* ''2001'' is one of ''Franchise/MetalGear'''s ''VideoGame/MetalGear'''s recurring StockShoutOuts, so monoliths appear a couple of times:
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', the name of the computer on the Tanker is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS MONORITH]]. (The Tanker The tanker itself is called "Discovery".)
10th Mar '17 8:01:06 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Zombidle}}'': One of Bob the Necromancer's allies is called "Carl the Monolith", and is pretty much based on one of these. A being who's hand-forged in the deepest layers of Hell and MadeOfEvil, he's also a TagalongKid with a goofy grin, kid's cap, and schoolbag, and is also as annoying as one. In-game, [[SupportPartyMember he doesn't fight]], but he boosts the damage of all of Bob's minions by a factor of 3 multiplicatively per level.
8th Mar '17 7:10:28 AM TheWhistleTropes
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A large black slab of 1:4:9 proportions ([[AlienGeometries there are more proportions than that if you are capable of looking at it in more than three dimensions]]), [[ShoutOut placed in reference]] to the Monoliths from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. (The original monoliths were ancient, mysterious, and bizarrely powerful.) One of the [[StockParody|Stock Parodies]].

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A large black slab of 1:4:9 proportions ([[AlienGeometries there are more proportions than that if you are capable of looking at it in more than three dimensions]]), [[ShoutOut placed in reference]] to the Monoliths from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. (The original monoliths were ancient, mysterious, and bizarrely powerful.) One of the [[StockParody|Stock Parodies]].{{Stock Parod|y}}ies.
8th Mar '17 7:09:30 AM TheWhistleTropes
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A large black slab of 1:4:9 proportions ([[AlienGeometries there are more proportions than that if you are capable of looking at it in more than three dimensions]]), [[ShoutOut placed in reference]] to the Monoliths from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. (The original monoliths were ancient, mysterious, and bizarrely powerful.) One of the {{Stock Parod|y}}ies.

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A large black slab of 1:4:9 proportions ([[AlienGeometries there are more proportions than that if you are capable of looking at it in more than three dimensions]]), [[ShoutOut placed in reference]] to the Monoliths from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. (The original monoliths were ancient, mysterious, and bizarrely powerful.) One of the {{Stock Parod|y}}ies.[[StockParody|Stock Parodies]].
5th Mar '17 11:48:48 AM nombretomado
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** Via the character of Machine Man, who originated in the ''2001'' [[MarvelComics Marvel comic book continuation]] and lately in ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'', this selfsame Monolith exists in the MarvelUniverse.

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** Via the character of Machine Man, who originated in the ''2001'' [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel comic book continuation]] and lately in ''ComicBook/{{Nextwave}}'', this selfsame Monolith exists in the MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse.
17th Feb '17 10:27:38 AM Bruxist
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* Similarly, The Monolith is featured as a tool to accelerate the brain and social evolution of more primitive civilizations in the Space stage of ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''. The game itself features another ShoutOut to ''2001''. The cut scene to the entrance of the Tribal stage was partly lifted from the introductory sequence of ''2001'', along with implications in the Creature and Tribal stages of extraterrestrial observation, and in the introduction to the Cell stage, parthenogenesis.

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* Similarly, The Monolith is featured as a tool to accelerate the brain and social evolution of more primitive civilizations in the Space stage of ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''. The game itself features another ShoutOut to ''2001''. The cut scene to the entrance of the Tribal stage was partly lifted from the introductory sequence of ''2001'', along with implications in the Creature and Tribal stages of extraterrestrial observation, and in the introduction to the Cell stage, parthenogenesis.panspermia.
7th Feb '17 7:43:59 PM Kadorhal
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* ''2001'' is one of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s recurring StockShoutOuts, so monoliths appear a couple of times:
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 2'', the name of the computer on the Tanker is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS MONORITH]]. (The Tanker is called "Discovery".)
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 4'', GW, a computer influencing human development, is seen to be a huge, elegantly-illuminated black slab following the 1:4:9 ratio.

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* ''2001'' is one of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'''s ''Franchise/MetalGear'''s recurring StockShoutOuts, so monoliths appear a couple of times:
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 2'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', the name of the computer on the Tanker is [[SpellMyNameWithAnS MONORITH]]. (The Tanker is called "Discovery".)
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', GW, a computer influencing human development, is seen to be a huge, elegantly-illuminated black slab following the 1:4:9 ratio.



* Random Monolith Like structures pop in the background of the fight against [[spoiler: [[TruefinalBoss Chakravartin]]]] in ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''.

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* Random Monolith Like Monolith-like structures pop in the background of the fight against [[spoiler: [[TruefinalBoss [[TrueFinalBoss Chakravartin]]]] in ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''.


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* ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTrespasser'' features a Monolith in a normally-unreachable area of the third level. Getting close via noclip causes a droning track to start playing until you head back to the regular playable parts of the level.
19th Jan '17 5:53:55 PM Sark0TAG
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* Hidden among several sculptures in a museum, in ''VideoGame/TheDayTheWorldBroke''.
15th Jan '17 11:26:16 AM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLabyrinthOfTime'', the Monolith can be seen half-buried through a window of the Lunar Museum.
29th Dec '16 10:08:04 AM nombretomado
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* An old CartoonNetwork bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Blip]] and [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]]) gathering around the Cartoon Network logo while the ''2001'' theme plays.

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* An old CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Blip]] and [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]]) gathering around the Cartoon Network logo while the ''2001'' theme plays.
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