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24th Aug '16 11:03:40 AM Metallix
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* This trope is played with to the max in ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', despite all hints that this would be averted or subverted. Finding themselves lost in the Arctic in a graveyard of ships, they come to a conclusion that a ship down below would have a compass to help them find their way again, however to Jump into the icey waters would be suicide[[note]] Or more rather, pesticide [[/note]]. However, Centipede, Miss Spider, and James jump in. Despite having to swim down they [[WalkDontSwim walk]], talk, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills seemingly have no problems breathing]], seem completely unaffected by the pressure, and undoubtedly freezing water of the Arctic deep, and get into a fight with skeletal pirates. And when they come back, they suffer no ill effects of hypothermia or frostbite. Not even the common cold.
14th Aug '16 10:26:52 PM htuttle
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* ''{{X-Com}}'' supplement ''Terror of the Deep'' features humans fighting aliens in an underwater world. Unfortunately, the game system was directly adapted from the original with no changes, so the characters are able to do ridiculous things like ''throwing grenades underwater.''

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* ''{{X-Com}}'' ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense X-COM]]'' supplement ''Terror ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror of the Deep'' Deep]]'' features humans fighting aliens in an underwater world. Unfortunately, the game system was directly adapted from the original with no changes, so the characters are able to do ridiculous things like ''throwing grenades underwater.''''
** Smoke grenades, too, only in this game it's called a [[CoveredInGunge dye]] grenade. The hilarious thing is, THIS is the weapon they picked to modify to be more reactive to water. Instead of covering the battlescape in smoke, the dye grenade first creates a small initial puff of dye and dust [[{{Nerf}} that provides little to no cover.]]
2nd Aug '16 4:04:31 PM Metallix
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* Subverted in an episode of ''Anime/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' when Sun decides to take Nagasumi underwater to look at a coral reef. However she's unaware of how Shari's humans are to water pressure, and it ends up taking a toll on Nagasumi when they get around 45 meters deep.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''Anime/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' when Sun decides to take Nagasumi underwater to look at a coral reef. However she's unaware of how Shari's sensitive humans are to water pressure, and it ends up taking a toll on Nagasumi when they get around 45 meters deep.
2nd Aug '16 4:03:21 PM Metallix
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* Subverted in an episode of ''Anime/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' when Sun decides to take Nagasumi underwater to look at a coral reef. However she's unaware of how Shari's humans are to water pressure, and it ends up taking a toll on Nagasumi when they get around 45 meters deep.
6th Jul '16 12:35:15 PM Metallix
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** In the sequel, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidII'', the characters Tip and Dash, who play a Penguin and a Walrus respectively, invoke this trope as they seemingly suffer no problems underwater, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills despite being air breathers]]. This goes down as far as them diving down with Melody to Atlantica, where the merpeople are confused at the sight of them, a merboy even asking "Was that a penguin?"
14th Jun '16 2:11:57 PM __Vano
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* If you ''really'' want to stretch it, things can burn. With ''fire''. Yes, ''underwater''. (This is possible with proper fuel, which usually isn't used in this case. This is usually [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].)

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* If you ''really'' want to stretch it, things can burn. With ''fire''. Yes, ''underwater''. (This ([[http://www.wonderpediamagazine.co.uk/science/which-fire-burns-underwater This is possible with proper fuel, fuel]], which usually isn't used in this case. This is usually [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].)
9th Mar '16 3:30:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the TV series' AnimatedAdaptation of ''DumbAndDumber'', one robot operates a blowtorch and fire is emitted from the blowtorch, ''even underwater!''

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* In the TV series' AnimatedAdaptation of ''DumbAndDumber'', ''WesternAnimation/DumbAndDumber'', one robot operates a blowtorch and fire is emitted from the blowtorch, ''even underwater!''
24th Jan '16 11:03:18 AM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' and ''{{Sub-Mariner}}'' frequently fall victim to this. Comics reviewer Paul O'Brien has a regular rant about this, and praises "[[http://ifdestroyed.blogspot.com/2009/09/x-axis-27-september-2009.html the remarkably few artists who'[ve] figured out that Atlanteans don't walk, they swim, and whose Atlantis is interesting to look at as a result]]".

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* ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' and ''{{Sub-Mariner}}'' ''ComicBook/SubMariner'' frequently fall victim to this. Comics reviewer Paul O'Brien has a regular rant about this, and praises "[[http://ifdestroyed.blogspot.com/2009/09/x-axis-27-september-2009.html the remarkably few artists who'[ve] figured out that Atlanteans don't walk, they swim, and whose Atlantis is interesting to look at as a result]]".
3rd Jan '16 2:47:07 PM ZerroDefex
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* In ''Hexen'' II the Paladin player character receives a boon from his deity that allows him to be able to move through water as quickly as air.
28th Nov '15 2:05:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''SeaQuestDSV'' takes place on a hyper-advanced submarine in the near future. They almost always treat water as air (they even have mini-subs that behave as jet fighters).

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* ''SeaQuestDSV'' ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'' takes place on a hyper-advanced submarine in the near future. They almost always treat water as air (they even have mini-subs that behave as jet fighters).
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