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9th Aug '16 2:02:53 PM Ripburger
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* ''VideoGame/XCom Interceptor'' has semi-realistic black holes that can adversely affect travel on the interstellar map. They can suck in probes (and do so from a surprising distance away) and ships traveling near them are slowed by a significant amount as they try to escape the event horizon. The plot itself is set off by the discovery of an intercepted alien message that shows massive fleets flying into a black hole. It's initially suspected this is some kind of bizarre disposal method, but eventually it's discovered that [[spoiler: the aliens have figured out a way to turn black holes into wormholes to a PocketDimension]] where they are building an indestructible superweapon. The rest of the game turns into a race against time to find a way to counter the superweapon.

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* ''VideoGame/XCom ''[[{{VideoGame/XCOM}} X-COM]] Interceptor'' has semi-realistic black holes that can adversely affect travel on the interstellar map. They can suck in probes (and do so from a surprising distance away) and ships traveling near them are slowed by a significant amount as they try to escape the event horizon. The plot itself is set off by the discovery of an intercepted alien message that shows massive fleets flying into a black hole. It's initially suspected this is some kind of bizarre disposal method, but eventually it's discovered that [[spoiler: the aliens have figured out a way to turn black holes into wormholes to a PocketDimension]] where they are building an indestructible superweapon. The rest of the game turns into a race against time to find a way to counter the superweapon.
27th Jul '16 1:48:27 PM petersohn
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''. Black Hat Guy has a miniature black hole on his table. [[https://xkcd.com/1680/ It really brings the room together]].
26th Jul '16 6:20:37 PM StarSword
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** ''The Ellimist Chronicles'' - Originally a winged alien who became the LastOfHisKind, the Ellimist accidentally falls into a black hole and becomes one with the fabric of space and time, effectively becoming a god capable of bending the laws of reality such as changing the rotation of a prehistoric Earth to preserve future humanity from his alien enemy, Crayak. Then Crayak duplicates this feat and also becomes a god, battling the Ellimist for all eternity. In that case, that means ANYONE who ever falls into a black hole would become as powerful as the Ellimist and Crayak. In real life, while a person could break down and become one with the singularity (center) of a black hole, they would first be ripped apart by the gravitational forces of the event horizon. Getting pulled apart and broken down to the point that even your atoms will be split apart would mean you would have no sentience to merge your consciousness with space and time as the Ellimist and Crayak did, due to a phenomenon currently known to science as ''[[KilledOffForReal dying]] [[DeaderThanDead horribly]]''.

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** ''The Ellimist Chronicles'' - Originally a winged alien who became the LastOfHisKind, the Ellimist accidentally falls into a black hole and becomes one with the fabric of space and time, effectively becoming a god capable of bending the laws of reality such as changing the rotation of a prehistoric Earth to preserve future humanity from his alien enemy, Crayak. Then Crayak duplicates this feat and also becomes a god, battling the Ellimist for all eternity. In that case, that means ANYONE who ever falls into a black hole would become as powerful as the Ellimist and Crayak. In real life, while a person could break down and become one with the singularity (center) of a black hole, they would first be ripped apart by the gravitational forces of the event horizon. Getting pulled apart and broken down to the point that even your atoms will be split apart would mean you would have no sentience to merge your consciousness with space and time as the Ellimist and Crayak did, due to a phenomenon currently known to science as ''[[KilledOffForReal dying]] [[DeaderThanDead horribly]]''. (It's implied that this was due to Ellimist at this point being composed of a cloud of small spaceships, some of which didn't enter the event horizon, meaning he was able to experience being pulled into a black hole from the perspective of both subject and observer, resulting in something of a RealityBreakingParadox.)
17th Jul '16 5:22:02 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Impossible Planet" features a planet in a stable orbit around a black hole; in the show the orbit is only maintained due to the expenditure of great amounts of energy to cancel out the gravity of the black hole. In reality, objects can orbit black holes just as easily as they can orbit any other massive object (our entire galaxy orbits one). That said, the episode ''actually'' seems to depict a planet that's maintaining a stable orbit within a black hole's event horizon without actually describing it as such. This ''should'' indeed be impossible without some fairly fancy tricks that are beyond physics as we understand it. That said, if that were true, it's hard to see how anyone could have found out about it in the first place.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Impossible Planet" features a planet in a stable orbit around a black hole; in the show the orbit is only maintained due to the expenditure of great amounts of energy to cancel out the gravity of the black hole. In reality, objects can orbit black holes just as easily as they can orbit any other massive object (our entire galaxy orbits one). That said, the episode ''actually'' seems to depict a planet that's maintaining a stable orbit within a black hole's event horizon without actually describing it as such. This ''should'' indeed be impossible without some fairly fancy tricks that are beyond physics as we understand it. That said, if that were true, it's hard to see how anyone could have found out about it in the first place.place, as anything within a black hole's event horizon should be completely invisible.
17th Jul '16 5:18:59 PM DarkHunter
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** In "A Matter of Time," the Stargate connects to a planet falling into a black hole; the fact that time slows down near a black hole is used both as a plot point and for dramatic effect. The heroes must watch an unfortunate SG team on the doomed planet try to reach the gate they keep running, but can never reach safety, as time slows to a crawl for them, and the 38 minutes the gate can stay open passes in under a second. Carter also briefly nods toward real-life physics in that the time dilation effect is affecting a wider area than the black hole's gravity is, which is completely nonsensical (the time dilation and increased gravity are ''the same thing''), and she basically shrugs and admits "I have no idea how that's happening".

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** In "A Matter of Time," the Stargate connects to a planet falling into a black hole; the fact that time slows down near a black hole is used both as a plot point and for dramatic effect. The heroes must watch an unfortunate SG team on the doomed planet try to reach the gate they keep running, but can never reach safety, as time slows to a crawl for them, and the 38 minutes the gate can stay open passes in under a second. Carter also briefly nods toward real-life physics in that the time dilation effect is affecting a wider area than the black hole's gravity is, which is completely nonsensical (the time dilation and increased gravity are ''the same thing''), thing'', you can't have one without the other), and she basically shrugs and admits "I have no idea how that's happening".
17th Jul '16 5:18:16 PM DarkHunter
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** In "A Matter of Time," the Stargate connects to a planet falling into a black hole; the fact that time slows down near a black hole is used both as a plot point and for dramatic effect. The heroes must watch an unfortunate SG team on the doomed planet try to reach the gate they keep running, but can never reach safety, as time slows to a crawl for them, and the 38 minutes the gate can stay open passes in under a second.

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** In "A Matter of Time," the Stargate connects to a planet falling into a black hole; the fact that time slows down near a black hole is used both as a plot point and for dramatic effect. The heroes must watch an unfortunate SG team on the doomed planet try to reach the gate they keep running, but can never reach safety, as time slows to a crawl for them, and the 38 minutes the gate can stay open passes in under a second. Carter also briefly nods toward real-life physics in that the time dilation effect is affecting a wider area than the black hole's gravity is, which is completely nonsensical (the time dilation and increased gravity are ''the same thing''), and she basically shrugs and admits "I have no idea how that's happening".
9th Jul '16 2:31:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Hero Factory'''s predecessor ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' also played with this. When Nuhvok-Kal, the Bohrok-Kal of Gravity got too powerful for its own good, it turned into a miniature black hole. It didn't suck in anything else, in fact it was never described further. We have to assume the black hole simply evaporated.

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* ''Hero Factory'''s predecessor ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' also played with this. When Nuhvok-Kal, the Bohrok-Kal of Gravity got too powerful for its own good, it turned into a miniature black hole. It didn't suck in anything else, in fact it was never described further. We have to assume the black hole simply evaporated.
4th Jul '16 7:34:04 AM VoiceInTheWasteland
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* ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'' averts most of the common pitfalls of relativity, GravitySucks, and so forth, and is to date one of the most accurate portrayals of a black hole in film, with even the graphical effects being based on equations written down by physicist (and executive producer) Kip Thorne. Everything that happens ''inside'' the black hole, however, is completely made-up.

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* ''{{Film/Interstellar}}'' averts most of the common pitfalls of relativity, GravitySucks, and so forth, and is to date one of the most accurate portrayals of a black hole in film, with even the graphical effects being based on equations written down by physicist (and executive producer) Kip Thorne. Everything that happens ''inside'' the black hole, however, is completely made-up.made-up, because scientists still have almost no idea what goes on inside.
20th May '16 4:59:45 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Mentioned by a villain in TheGoldenOecumene, that due to the physics of the inside of a black hole, there is actually infinite space and computing power. It's never discovered if it's true or if it's blowing smoke.

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* Mentioned by a villain in TheGoldenOecumene, Literature/TheGoldenOecumene, that due to the physics of the inside of a black hole, there is actually infinite space and computing power. It's never discovered if it's true or if it's blowing smoke.
26th Apr '16 1:00:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Towards the end of ''{{Shakara}}'', the title character rigs the Museum of War to trap the BigBad's soldiers that pursue him. The weapons he use are black hole bombs, each of which creates a black hole about the size of a basketball when it detonates, and immediately sucks up his pursuers.

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* Towards the end of ''{{Shakara}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'', the title character rigs the Museum of War to trap the BigBad's soldiers that pursue him. The weapons he use are black hole bombs, each of which creates a black hole about the size of a basketball when it detonates, and immediately sucks up his pursuers.
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