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27th Feb '17 10:51:34 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WeAreLegionWeAreBob'': After Bob's first encounter with bizarre 2149 English, he starts running a translator at all times when talking to them.
11th Feb '17 4:20:43 AM Arcorann
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* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', the Halkeginian language is magically translated into Japanese and vice-versa for the benefit of Saito and his interlocuters; evidence suggests that the spell is part of the summoning ritual. The limitations of this form of translation became apparent in later volumes when Saito tried to learn the Halkeginian script and realised that he was reading the words as if they were translated idiomatically, which is not a problem if he just want to understand the overall meaning of the text but becomes a problem if he wanted to understand it literally.

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* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', the Halkeginian language is magically translated into Japanese and vice-versa for the benefit of Saito and his interlocuters; evidence suggests that the spell is interlocuters, an effect he apparently received as part of the summoning ritual.his summoning. The limitations of this form of translation became apparent in later volumes when Saito tried to learn the Halkeginian script and realised that he was reading the words as if they were translated idiomatically, which is not a problem if he just want to understand the overall meaning of the text but becomes a problem if he wanted to understand it literally.
6th Feb '17 3:11:09 PM tkzv
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* ''VideoGame/{{Reunion}}'' has a "universal communicator". It is invented mere hours after you encounter aliens[[note]]Because of the way triggers are set, you [[GuideDangIt only]] get it after your sloop meets Jaanosians on their home planet Jade. Carrier ships and other alien races won't work.[[/note]] and is very easy to research. It looks like wrist watch.
24th Jan '17 10:25:29 AM luiginumber3
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* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' uses the "Babel Fish", though in this case the ridiculous nature of the translation device (inserted in the ear) probably means its use is satirical -- like most things in ''[=H2G2=]''. The fish itself is named after the biblical TowerOfBabel myth. The babel fish, as it is known, subsists entirely on sound waves. A side effect is that these sound waves are converted into brain waves, which are excreted by the fish, into your brain. [[PuffOfLogic It also proves the non-existence of God,]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext much to God's consternation]]. (According to Oolon Colluphid, anyway. Some people think it's all a load of dingo's kidneys.)

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* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' uses the "Babel Fish", though in this case the ridiculous nature of the translation device (inserted in the ear) probably means its use is satirical -- like most things in ''[=H2G2=]''. The fish itself is named after the biblical TowerOfBabel myth. The babel fish, as it is known, subsists entirely on sound waves. A side effect is that these sound waves are converted into brain waves, which are excreted by the fish, fish into your the host's brain. [[PuffOfLogic It also proves the non-existence of God,]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext much to God's consternation]]. (According to Oolon Colluphid, anyway. Some people think it's all a load of dingo's kidneys.)


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* The DeckbuildingGame ''Eminent Domain'' features the "Rosetta Fish", which in-universe translates alien languages, a direct homage to the Babel Fish from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In game terms, it lets you use the otherwise-useless alien icons on your cards to boost your actions.
19th Jan '17 10:55:27 AM cartoonfan945
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* Robonyan in the non-Asian dubs of ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' can speak at any language.
16th Jan '17 2:00:29 PM ErebusElysium
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%% Also, as the quote is from a comic, do not correct the American "traveling" to the British "travelling".

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%% Also, as the quote is from a comic, do not correct the American "traveling" to the British "travelling"."traveling".


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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'', normally written in Troll-language, the incantation etched in the Amulet translates itself into English for Jim. Later on, the light emitted translates Troll-language into English and vice versa whenever Jim needs it.
11th Jan '17 4:52:28 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* [[http://www.freedict.com/onldict/lat.html This]], sort of.
8th Jan '17 1:10:50 PM nombretomado
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* Spider Jerusalem was injected with a literal translator microbe in the Cyberpunk series {{Transmetropolitan}}

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* Spider Jerusalem was injected with a literal translator microbe in the Cyberpunk series {{Transmetropolitan}}''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''.
3rd Jan '17 10:17:28 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11021904/1/White White]]'', it is eventually revealed that in spiritual realms like Soul Society, Hueco Mundo, and Yhwach's realm, everyone hears speech in their native language, though certain terms like honorifics remain unchanged. While explaining this to [[spoiler:Yuzu]], Bambietta comments that while the former is hearing this in Japanese, she is hearing this in German.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11021904/1/White White]]'', it is eventually revealed that in spiritual realms like Soul Society, Hueco Mundo, and Yhwach's realm, everyone hears speech in their native language, though certain terms like honorifics remain unchanged. While explaining this to [[spoiler:Yuzu]], Bambietta comments that while the former is hearing this everything in Japanese, she is hearing this everything in German.
3rd Jan '17 10:15:16 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11021904/1/White White]]'', it is eventually revealed that in spiritual realms like Soul Society, Hueco Mundo, and Yhwach's realm, everyone hears speech in their native language, though certain terms like honorifics remain unchanged. While explaining this to [[spoiler:Yuzu]], Bambietta comments that while the former is hearing this in Japanese, she is hearing this in German.



* Literature/TheBible. Sometime after {{Jesus}} ascends to Heaven, the Disciples are blessed so that when they speak, everyone hears it in their own language, allowing them to spread Jesus' teachings around the world.

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* Literature/TheBible. ''Literature/TheBible'': Sometime after {{Jesus}} ascends to Heaven, the Disciples are blessed so that when they speak, everyone hears it in their own language, allowing them to spread Jesus' teachings around the world.
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