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4th Jun '16 10:48:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/ArmyMen {{RTS}}'' features a [[IncrediblyLamePun monolithic]] PS2 in the eighth mission (to them, it's an unlimited power source). It's even introduced with Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra.

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* ''VideoGame/ArmyMen {{RTS}}'' features a [[IncrediblyLamePun monolithic]] PS2 [=PS2=] in the eighth mission (to them, it's an unlimited power source). It's even introduced with Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra.
23rd May '16 1:07:34 AM That897Guy
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* Possibly referenced in the LEGO Movie with the top of Lord Business' tower when it comes off and flies over Bricksburg.
-->'''President Business:''' Don't worry about this big, black Monolith thing that's blocking out the sun.
26th Apr '16 4:29:47 AM aye_amber
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* ''Shouting at the Ground'' by {{Zoviet France}}, features a half circle one, sitting in the middle of a field of dry grass.

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* ''Shouting at the Ground'' by {{Zoviet France}}, Music/ZovietFrance, features a half circle one, sitting in the middle of a field of dry grass.
6th Mar '16 2:33:06 PM Eddy1215
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* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}} episode in ''RawToonage'' has him flying by a monolith who says "Dave, is that you Dave?". Bonkers replies "No, wrong movie".

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* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episode in ''RawToonage'' ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage'' has him flying by a monolith who says "Dave, is that you Dave?". Bonkers replies "No, wrong movie".
7th Jan '16 4:35:08 PM nombretomado
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* An old CartoonNetwork bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[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 bumper (that usually played before ''Cartoon Theater'') had a group of monkeys (such as MagillaGorilla, [[SpaceGhost [[WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost Blip]] and [[WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel I.R. Baboon]]) gathering around the Cartoon Network logo while the ''2001'' theme plays.
13th Dec '15 7:05:53 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the Creator/DCComics character, a heroic {{golem}}, or the Creator/MarvelComics character called The ''Living'' Monolith, who's an ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' villain.

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Not to be confused with the Creator/DCComics character, a heroic {{golem}}, or the Creator/MarvelComics character called The ''Living'' Monolith, who's an ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' ''Franchise/XMen'' villain.
25th Oct '15 6:20:00 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' have a much larger version of the monolith in the Tomb of the Unknown PPC Agent; it stretches all the way up to the ceiling, and every victim of the [[SecretPolice DIS]] has their name written on it in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ithildin]]''. The Tomb itself used to be DIS Central, until it was destroyed and the memorial built out of the remains.

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* The ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' have a much larger version of the monolith in the Tomb of the Unknown PPC Agent; it stretches all the way up to the ceiling, and every victim of the [[SecretPolice DIS]] has their name written on it in ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ithildin]]''. The Tomb itself used to be DIS Central, until it was destroyed and the memorial built out of the remains.
29th Jun '15 4:45:47 AM memememememe
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Compare Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra.

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Compare Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra.
Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra. See also Main/SinisterGeometry.
2nd Apr '15 3:15:15 PM Tacitus
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* In Monster Rancher, there is a monster called 'Monol' with telepathic communication, ancient secrets, a deep voice and a story to tell.

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* In Monster Rancher, ''Anime/MonsterRancher'', there is a monster called 'Monol' with telepathic communication, ancient secrets, a deep voice and a story to tell.



* The Watchers' transport gateways look like this in ''EarthX''. Eventually it begins being Lampshaded.
* In the Belgian comic ''[[ComicBook/TheGreatPowerofChninkel Le Grand Pouvoir du Chninkel]]'', the creator {{god}} U'n appears in the form of a monolith.
** Actually, the end hints this comic was a prequel to ''2001'', so U'n ''is'' the monolith.

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* The Watchers' transport gateways look like this in ''EarthX''.''ComicBook/EarthX''. Eventually it begins being Lampshaded.
* In the Belgian comic ''[[ComicBook/TheGreatPowerofChninkel Le Grand Pouvoir du Chninkel]]'', the creator {{god}} U'n appears in the form of a monolith.
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monolith. Or rather, since the end hints this comic was a prequel to ''2001'', so U'n ''is'' the monolith.



* In ''Chorus Skating'', the last {{Spellsinger}} novel, two huge black rectangular objects appear on the beach when Jon-Tom is about to have his final sing-off battle with the villain. True to this trope, they were indeed sent by a mysterious alien from another level of reality ... [[spoiler: as amplifiers to give Jon-Tom's duar a much-needed and decisive boost]].

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* In ''Chorus Skating'', the last {{Spellsinger}} Literature/{{Spellsinger}} novel, two huge black rectangular objects appear on the beach when Jon-Tom is about to have his final sing-off battle with the villain. True to this trope, they were indeed sent by a mysterious alien from another level of reality ... [[spoiler: as amplifiers to give Jon-Tom's duar a much-needed and decisive boost]].



* ''TheElectricCompany'' had a series of animations where the monolith either rose from the ground or floated forward through space toward the front of the screen, then crumbled to show a letter dipthong or small word, subsequently pronounced by a deistic voice.
* The last Comedy Central episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''{{Laserblast}}'', ended with Dr. Forrester re-enacting the scene where an old David Bowman reaches toward the Monolith before being reborn as a Starchild; Forrester reaches for a monolithic VHS tape labeled "The Worst Movie Ever Made".
* ''{{One Foot In The Grave}}'' parodied the "ape discovering tools" scene, with a new fridge as the monolith, and styrofoam packing formers as the bones being smashed by the elderly protagonist.
* Shows up in a SpittingImage [[http://youtu.be/K-PbZFUlgFE?t=1m20s sketch,]] being interviewed by Barry Norman.
* ''{{Community}}'' - in ''Biology 101'', Jeff, exiled from the study group, is [[MakesSenseInContext knocked out with monkey gas chasing Chang through the air vents]]. He comes to in the final scene of ''2001'', in a bare, bright white study room. He sees himself [[MakesSenseInContext eating his cel phone with a knife and fork]], then as Pierce, then as Leonard in bed pointing at the Monolith, represented by the [[MakesSenseInContext study desk]] sat up on end.

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* ''TheElectricCompany'' ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' had a series of animations where the monolith either rose from the ground or floated forward through space toward the front of the screen, then crumbled to show a letter dipthong or small word, subsequently pronounced by a deistic voice.
* The last Comedy Central episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''{{Laserblast}}'', ''Film/{{Laserblast}}'', ended with Dr. Forrester re-enacting the scene where an old David Bowman reaches toward the Monolith before being reborn as a Starchild; Forrester reaches for a monolithic VHS tape labeled "The Worst Movie Ever Made".
* ''{{One ''Series/{{One Foot In The Grave}}'' parodied the "ape discovering tools" scene, with a new fridge as the monolith, and styrofoam packing formers as the bones being smashed by the elderly protagonist.
* Shows up in a SpittingImage ''Series/SpittingImage'' [[http://youtu.be/K-PbZFUlgFE?t=1m20s sketch,]] being interviewed by Barry Norman.
* ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' - in ''Biology 101'', Jeff, exiled from the study group, is [[MakesSenseInContext knocked out with monkey gas chasing Chang through the air vents]]. He comes to in the final scene of ''2001'', in a bare, bright white study room. He sees himself [[MakesSenseInContext eating his cel phone with a knife and fork]], then as Pierce, then as Leonard in bed pointing at the Monolith, represented by the [[MakesSenseInContext study desk]] sat up on end.



* The cover of Music/TheWho's album ''Music/WhosNext'' shows the band standing next to a monolith-like concrete slab.
** Actually, they're walking away from it. After having [[{{Squick}} peed on it...]]

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* The cover of Music/TheWho's album ''Music/WhosNext'' shows the band standing next to a monolith-like concrete slab.
** Actually, they're
walking away from it. a monolithic concrete slab. After having [[{{Squick}} [[UrineTrouble peed on it...]]



* The Pylons on Cadia, although they have a clear purpose (stabilising space near a gaping scar in reality). One of the background materials has a character outline a theory that may as well be the plot of 2001.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has the Pylons on Cadia, although they the world of Cadia. They have a clear purpose (stabilising purpose, stabilizing space near a gaping scar around the nearby [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Eye of Terror]] to create the only reliable way in reality). and out of it, but how they do that is a mystery. One of the background materials has a character outline a theory that may as well be the plot of 2001.''2001''.



* In the Caveman Chapter of LiveALive, you can find one in a hidden cave provided you do a specific action. Offering a bone to it will net the player the Basic Rock which significantly boosts IQ, can scan the HP of and also disable a target's limbs (Cannot be able to move or attack with physical skills) if used as an item

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* In the Caveman Chapter of LiveALive, ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', you can find one in a hidden cave provided you do a specific action. Offering a bone to it will net the player the Basic Rock which significantly boosts IQ, can scan the HP of and also disable a target's limbs (Cannot (cannot be able to move or attack with physical skills) if used as an item



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

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



* ''EpicBattleFantasy 3'' has ''three'' different kinds of Monoliths that serve as [[DemonicSpiders elite foes]]. The ones that fit this trope best are the [[BossInMookClothing Cosmic Monoliths]], which are shaped very much like the ''Space Odyssey'' Monoliths. [[TotalPartyKill You probably won't last long against them.]]

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* ''EpicBattleFantasy ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy 3'' has ''three'' different kinds of Monoliths that serve as [[DemonicSpiders elite foes]]. The ones that fit this trope best are the [[BossInMookClothing Cosmic Monoliths]], which are shaped very much like the ''Space Odyssey'' Monoliths. [[TotalPartyKill You probably won't last long against them.]]



* ''CrossTimeCafe'' actually has it as a RecurringCharacter, nicknamed Rocky.
* ''LeastICouldDo'' uses one as a gag for the [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20090801/ 2001st comic]]

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* ''CrossTimeCafe'' ''Webcomic/CrossTimeCafe'' actually has it as a RecurringCharacter, nicknamed Rocky.
* ''LeastICouldDo'' ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' uses one as a gag for the [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20090801/ 2001st comic]]



* [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Geoff]] [[Creator/AchievementHunter Ramsey's]] extremely tall, windowless, smooth stone house in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' has been referred to as a monolith. It originally went up from the base of Downtown [[HubCity Achievement City]] to the height limit of 128 blocks, but when the height limit was doubled to 256 blocks, the Achievement Hunters worked together so it could reach that new limit. There is a three-part sub-series of ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' episodes that covered its height expansion.

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* [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Geoff]] [[Creator/AchievementHunter Ramsey's]] extremely tall, windowless, smooth stone house in ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' has been referred to as a monolith. It originally went up from the base of Downtown [[HubCity Achievement City]] to the height limit of 128 blocks, but when the height limit was doubled to 256 blocks, the Achievement Hunters worked together so it could reach that new limit. There is a three-part sub-series of ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' episodes that covered its height expansion.expansion (and the inevitable deaths during said expansion).



** Another episode, "Mobius Dick," had it floating among other familiar, wrecked spaceships (USS Enterprise, LEM module, the space ship from the cover of ELO's album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Blue_(Electric_Light_Orchestra_album) 'Out of the Blue']], etc.) with a bite taken out of it.

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** Another episode, "Mobius Dick," had it floating among other familiar, wrecked spaceships (USS Enterprise, ''Enterprise'', LEM module, the space ship from the cover of ELO's album [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Blue_(Electric_Light_Orchestra_album) 'Out of the Blue']], etc.) with a bite taken out of it.
28th Mar '15 7:13:40 AM Psychosis13089
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* The Black Club weapon in ''Videogame/KidIcarusUprising'' is basically a monolith [[XOnAStick on a stick.]]
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