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29th Dec '17 6:24:39 PM Willbyr
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* In ''VideoGame/StickFight'', one gun's projectile creates an ever-expanding black hole once it touches something or goes off the screen, sucking everything nearby into it as it grows.
26th Dec '17 11:02:09 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'': Black Holes appear on several maps as hazards, usually in the centre of the map. Black Holes will pull any nearby object into its event horizon, destroying anything that reaches the event horizon.
17th Dec '17 2:13:04 PM lakingsif
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A subtrope of SpaceIsMagic -- indeed, if the canon in question has magic then that's your HandWave for getting away with this trope. For a similar, more terrestrial example, see DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud. When the black hole is used as a method of travel, see OurWormholesAreDifferent. Very commonly used as a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Often involved in a SpaceshipSlingshotStunt. For actual information on black holes, see [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles the Useful Notes article on Black Holes]]. Due to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin this page being about unrealistic black holes,]] NoRealLifeExamplesPlease

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A subtrope of SpaceIsMagic -- indeed, if the canon in question has magic then that's your HandWave for getting away with this trope. For a similar, more terrestrial example, see DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud. When the black hole is used as a method of travel, see OurWormholesAreDifferent. Very commonly used as a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Often involved in a SpaceshipSlingshotStunt. For actual information on black holes, see [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles the Useful Notes article on Black Holes]]. Due to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin this page being about unrealistic black holes,]] NoRealLifeExamplesPlease
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13th Dec '17 3:51:26 AM RedScharlach
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** Xorn was very bad about this. Supposedly his head was a black hole, and the only thing keeping it in place was a strange metal helmet. The prospect of taking off his helmet was considered incredibly dangerous, nevermind the fact that it would only be dangerous to anything very close to his head. It's even worse in the Ultimate universe where he (or Zorn, it's hard to keep them apart) simply ''explodes'' into an unproportionately large black hole that magically begins to suck up everything within a few dozen miles. It gets ''even worse'' when his brother supposedly turns into the opposite of a black hole: '''''a star'''''[[labelnote:*]]A black hole is the fate of any large star. The ''true'' opposite of a black hole would be a white hole, which would, theoretically, push away all mass.[[/labelnote]].

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** Xorn was very bad about this. Supposedly his head was a black hole, and the only thing keeping it in place was a strange metal helmet. The prospect of taking off his helmet was considered incredibly dangerous, nevermind never mind the fact that it would only be dangerous to anything very close to his head. It's even worse in the Ultimate universe where he (or Zorn, it's hard to keep them apart) simply ''explodes'' into an unproportionately a disproportionately large black hole that magically begins to suck up everything within a few dozen miles. It gets ''even worse'' when his brother supposedly turns into the opposite of a black hole: '''''a star'''''[[labelnote:*]]A black hole is the fate of any large star. The ''true'' opposite of a black hole would be a white hole, which would, theoretically, push away all mass.[[/labelnote]].



* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek''. Not only do characters travel through a black hole to another universe and another time, they [[spoiler:escape its pull after they cross the event horizon (though they ''do'' have faster-than-light technology)]]. Sometimes; it's really inconsistent; makes you wonder why they researched all the science if they were going to ignore details at random. It's not as if ''Star Trek'' doesn't have plenty of swirly spacetime anomalies to pick and choose from anyway, so going with the relatively well-understood phenomenon of a black hole and systematically ''getting every detail about them wrong'' at various points was a little jarring. The black holes are also 2D, or very flat, and each surrounded by scary lightning, regardless of whether it's turning into a wormhole in that scene. Worse still, the planet [[spoiler:Vulcan]] is consumed by a black hole… in minutes, not the near hour it would take at a minimum; completely, rather than forming an accretion disc; and without flooding the vicinity with enough X rays to vaporize every starship around, shields or no shields. It was made with [[AppliedPhlebotinum Red Matter]] (and very small amounts of it too, for that matter), made by Vulcans for the purpose of creating a black hole to counteract a supernova. Forget about Accretion Disks, Event Horizons and General Relativity... things work differently when you have an intelligent alien race manufacturing black holes for their own purposes.

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* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek''. Not only do characters travel through a black hole to another universe and another time, they [[spoiler:escape its pull after they cross the event horizon (though they ''do'' have faster-than-light technology)]]. Sometimes; it's It's really inconsistent; inconsistent, and makes you wonder why they researched all the science if they were going to ignore details at random. It's not as if ''Star Trek'' doesn't have plenty of swirly spacetime anomalies to pick and choose from anyway, so going with the relatively well-understood phenomenon of a black hole and systematically ''getting every detail about them wrong'' at various points was a little jarring. The black holes are also 2D, or very flat, and each surrounded by scary lightning, regardless of whether it's turning into a wormhole in that scene. Worse still, the planet [[spoiler:Vulcan]] is consumed by a black hole… in minutes, not the near hour it would take at a minimum; completely, rather than forming an accretion disc; and without flooding the vicinity with enough X rays to vaporize every starship around, shields or no shields. It was made with [[AppliedPhlebotinum Red Matter]] (and very small amounts of it too, for that matter), made by Vulcans for the purpose of creating a black hole to counteract a supernova. Forget about Accretion Disks, Event Horizons and General Relativity... things work differently when you have an intelligent alien race manufacturing black holes for their own purposes.



* An episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''Treehouse Of Horror'' had Professor Frink accidently create a miniature black hole with a particle collider. At first its harmless, but Homer begins disposing of garbage into it, causing it to slowly expand, and letting others do the same for money. Eventually, the hole sucks in the whole town, except for Maggie, who throws her pacifier at it. The black hole pauses, begins sucking on the pacifier, and flies off into space, leaving the rest of Earth alone. Meanwhile, on the other side of the hole, the rest of Springfield finds themselves on an alien world that has become enamored with the culture they've gleaned from their garbage.

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* An episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''Treehouse Of Horror'' had Professor Frink accidently accidentally create a miniature black hole with a particle collider. At first its harmless, but Homer begins disposing of garbage into it, causing it to slowly expand, and letting others do the same for money. Eventually, the hole sucks in the whole town, except for Maggie, who throws her pacifier at it. The black hole pauses, begins sucking on the pacifier, and flies off into space, leaving the rest of Earth alone. Meanwhile, on the other side of the hole, the rest of Springfield finds themselves on an alien world that has become enamored with the culture they've gleaned from their garbage.
12th Dec '17 7:29:25 PM KAZIASJACOB
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A subtrope of SpaceIsMagic -- indeed, if the canon in question has magic then that's your HandWave for getting away with this trope. For a similar, more terrestrial example, see DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud. When the black hole is used as a method of travel, see OurWormholesAreDifferent. Very commonly used as a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Often involved in a SpaceshipSlingshotStunt. For actual information on black holes, see [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles the Useful Notes article on Black Holes]].

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A subtrope of SpaceIsMagic -- indeed, if the canon in question has magic then that's your HandWave for getting away with this trope. For a similar, more terrestrial example, see DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud. When the black hole is used as a method of travel, see OurWormholesAreDifferent. Very commonly used as a NegativeSpaceWedgie. Often involved in a SpaceshipSlingshotStunt. For actual information on black holes, see [[UsefulNotes/BlackHoles the Useful Notes article on Black Holes]].
Holes]]. Due to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin this page being about unrealistic black holes,]] NoRealLifeExamplesPlease
30th Nov '17 4:58:06 AM Danzence
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has the eponymous vessel, in its second episode enter a hole's event horizon, get trapped there, and then use a photon torpedo to "rip" a hole in said horizon in order to escape. For those who don't know, the event horizon is not a physical barrier, it's just a mathematical distance from the center of the black hole, and thus rather impossible to rip a hole in.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has the eponymous vessel, in its second episode enter a hole's event horizon, get trapped there, and then use a photon torpedo Dekiyon beam to "rip" widen a hole in said horizon in order to escape. For those who don't know, the event horizon is not a physical barrier, it's just a mathematical distance from the center of the black hole, and thus rather impossible to rip a hole in. However this was stated to be a quantum singularity, of which the rules may be different. Watch the episode for more information.
21st Nov '17 7:37:07 PM MetroidPeter
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* ''{{Film/Zathura}}'' is a [[JustifiedTrope justified]] example. [[spoiler: The titular Zathura is a black hole used as a reset button, and sucks up everything created by the game as the players kept on. It's justified because it's not a real black hole, but a creation of the magical board game.]]
8th Nov '17 7:30:15 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* The ''End of the World'' level of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' features black and purple spheres that suck everything towards them and kill you if you touch them. They also resemble the Eye of Sauron!

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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The ''End of the World'' level of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' features black and purple spheres that suck everything towards them and kill you if you touch them. They also resemble the Eye of Sauron!Sauron!
** In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', Sonic can become one by harnessing the power of the violet wisps. And one is created after the defeat of the final boss. The final level is Sonic trying to escape it. [[spoiler:He fails around the 31 second mark.]]
** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'' has the Violet Wispon, a weapon that can shoot mini-black holes to suck in enemies and rings.



* One is created after the defeat of the final boss in ''VideoGame/SonicColors''. The final level is Sonic trying to escape it. [[spoiler:He fails around the 31 second mark.]]
5th Nov '17 11:44:26 AM 64SuperNintendo
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17th Oct '17 2:57:04 PM wingedcatgirl
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* You can create a black hole in ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}''. It sucks in everything within a certain radius and destroys anything that touches it. And it evaporates after a few seconds. That's actually fairly realistic, if you're willing to fudge the masses and timescales by several orders of magnitude. Although it really should evaporate in a very loud BANG, to be strictly accurate. And in the sequel, spawning a black hole causes it to suck up any nearby objects for a few seconds. When the few seconds are up, it expands and consumes the entire stage, protagonist included. And it cannot be removed once spawned.

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* You can create a black hole in ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}''. It sucks in everything within a certain radius and destroys anything that touches it. And it evaporates after a few seconds. That's actually fairly realistic, if you're willing to fudge the masses and timescales by several orders of magnitude. Although it really should evaporate in a very loud BANG, to be strictly accurate. And in the sequel, spawning a black hole causes it to suck up any nearby objects for a few seconds. When the few seconds are up, it expands and consumes the entire stage, protagonist included. [[PressXToDie And it cannot be removed once spawned.spawned]].
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