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24th Feb '17 4:50:36 PM rjd1922
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* A rather literal version of this trope is how most air-breathing animals can breathe super-oxygenated fluid temporarily without major side effects. This is seen in ''Film/TheAbyss'', apparently the scene where the fluid is being demonstrated on a rat was ''real'' (and [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] was quite pissed).

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* A rather literal version of this trope is how most air-breathing animals can breathe super-oxygenated fluid temporarily without major side effects. This is seen in ''Film/TheAbyss'', apparently the scene where the fluid is being demonstrated on a rat was ''real'' (and [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] PETA was quite pissed).
13th Feb '17 3:38:08 PM margdean56
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** In "Ocean on Top", a colony of humans is established on the ocean floor, using geothermal power to provide light and a specially-made oxygen-carrying dive fluid in place of air. But since the dive fluid is denser than water, the humans have to wear weights if they want to stay on the bottom or even have neutral buoyancy (their bones were denser than the fluid and their lungs were filled with it, but the rest of their bodies were less dense and the net effect was a slight positive bouyancy). They sleep tied to the ceilings of their buildings.

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** In "Ocean on Top", a colony of humans is established on the ocean floor, using geothermal power to provide light and a specially-made oxygen-carrying dive fluid in place of air. But since the dive fluid is denser than water, the humans have to wear weights if they want to stay on the bottom or even have neutral buoyancy (their bones were denser than the fluid and their lungs were filled with it, but the rest of their bodies were less dense and the net effect was a slight positive bouyancy).buoyancy). They sleep tied to the ceilings of their buildings.
13th Feb '17 3:34:13 PM margdean56
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* Characters [[TwoDSpace move in two-dimensions]], [[WalkDontSwim walking along the sea floor]] or swimming very near it, despite that even we humans can move in three-dimensions in a swimming pool.

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* Characters [[TwoDSpace move in two-dimensions]], two dimensions]], [[WalkDontSwim walking along the sea floor]] or swimming very near it, despite that even we humans can move in three-dimensions three dimensions in a swimming pool.



* Characters can pour and drink cups of other liquids. (This is possible if the liquid has a higher density than and immiscible with water, but it never looks like it does in fiction.)

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* Characters can pour and drink cups of other liquids. (This is possible if the liquid has a higher density than and is immiscible with water, but it never looks like it does in fiction.)
29th Nov '16 5:36:59 AM Metallix
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** Pity that in the sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', it doesn't do as good a job of averting this. Those small, smart moments in the first film aren't really used as much. I mean heck, in a post credits scene, we see [[spoiler:Gill and the rest of the aquarium fish from the first movie, STILL in the bags that they escaped in at the end of that movie. Despite the fact that Finding Dory takes place a full year after Finding Nemo. Which is actually kinda horrifying if you think about it, because you have to wonder what they ate all this time to stay alive[[note]]What is that...super not-starving skills?[[/note]]. And if that's not enough, there's no way in hell those small little bags would have supported those fish an entire year in oxygen alone. Ironically enough, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills they should have drowned]]. But...despite the odds, they just kept swimming.]] Am I puttimg too much thought into this?

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** Pity that in the sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', it doesn't do as good a job of averting this. Those small, smart moments in the first film aren't really used as much. I mean heck, in a post credits scene, we see [[spoiler:Gill and the rest of the aquarium fish from the first movie, STILL in the bags that they escaped in at the end of that movie. Despite the fact that Finding Dory takes place a full year after Finding Nemo. Which is actually kinda horrifying if you think about it, because you have to wonder what they ate all this time to stay alive[[note]]What is that...super not-starving skills?[[/note]]. And if that's not enough, there's no way in hell those small little bags would have supported those fish an entire year in oxygen alone. Ironically enough, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills they should have drowned]]. But...despite the odds, they just kept swimming.]] Am I puttimg putting too much thought into this?
28th Nov '16 7:52:35 AM Metallix
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** Pity that in the sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', it doesn't do as good a job of averting this. Those small, smart moments in the first film aren't really used as much. I mean heck, in a post credits scene, we see [[spoiler:Gill and the rest of the aquarium fish from the first movie, STILL in the bags that they escaped in at the end of that movie. Despite the fact that Finding Dory takes place a full year after Finding Nemo. Which is actually kinda horrifying if you think about it, because you have to wonder what they ate all this time to stay alive[[note]]What is that...super non-starving skills?[[/note]]. And if that's not enough, there's no way in hell those small little bags would have supported those fish an entire year in oxygen alone. Ironically enough, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills they should have drowned]]. But...despite the odds, they just kept swimming.]] Am I puttimg too much thought into this?

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** Pity that in the sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', it doesn't do as good a job of averting this. Those small, smart moments in the first film aren't really used as much. I mean heck, in a post credits scene, we see [[spoiler:Gill and the rest of the aquarium fish from the first movie, STILL in the bags that they escaped in at the end of that movie. Despite the fact that Finding Dory takes place a full year after Finding Nemo. Which is actually kinda horrifying if you think about it, because you have to wonder what they ate all this time to stay alive[[note]]What is that...super non-starving not-starving skills?[[/note]]. And if that's not enough, there's no way in hell those small little bags would have supported those fish an entire year in oxygen alone. Ironically enough, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills they should have drowned]]. But...despite the odds, they just kept swimming.]] Am I puttimg too much thought into this?
28th Nov '16 7:51:17 AM Metallix
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** Pity that in the sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', it doesn't do as good a job of averting this. Those small, smart moments in the first film aren't really used as much. I mean heck, in a post credits scene, we see [[spoiler:Gill and the rest of the aquarium fish from the first movie, STILL in the bags that they escaped in at the end of that movie. Despite the fact that Finding Dory takes place a full year after Finding Nemo. Which is actually kinda horrifying if you think about it, because you have to wonder what they ate all this time to stay alive. And if that's not enough, there's no way in hell those small little bags would have supported those fish an entire year in oxygen alone. Ironically enough, they should have drowned. But...despite the odds, they just kept swimming.]] Am I puttimg too much thought into this?

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** Pity that in the sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', it doesn't do as good a job of averting this. Those small, smart moments in the first film aren't really used as much. I mean heck, in a post credits scene, we see [[spoiler:Gill and the rest of the aquarium fish from the first movie, STILL in the bags that they escaped in at the end of that movie. Despite the fact that Finding Dory takes place a full year after Finding Nemo. Which is actually kinda horrifying if you think about it, because you have to wonder what they ate all this time to stay alive.alive[[note]]What is that...super non-starving skills?[[/note]]. And if that's not enough, there's no way in hell those small little bags would have supported those fish an entire year in oxygen alone. Ironically enough, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills they should have drowned.drowned]]. But...despite the odds, they just kept swimming.]] Am I puttimg too much thought into this?
28th Nov '16 7:08:21 AM Metallix
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** Pity that in the sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'', it doesn't do as good a job of averting this. Those small, smart moments in the first film aren't really used as much. I mean heck, in a post credits scene, we see [[spoiler:Gill and the rest of the aquarium fish from the first movie, STILL in the bags that they escaped in at the end of that movie. Despite the fact that Finding Dory takes place a full year after Finding Nemo. Which is actually kinda horrifying if you think about it, because you have to wonder what they ate all this time to stay alive. And if that's not enough, there's no way in hell those small little bags would have supported those fish an entire year in oxygen alone. Ironically enough, they should have drowned. But...despite the odds, they just kept swimming.]] Am I puttimg too much thought into this?
27th Nov '16 2:51:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[{{Narnia}} Voyage of the Dawn Treader]]'' addresses this briefly when Lucy sees mermaids through the preternaturally clear sea-water. Among other things, C. S. Lewis compares the deep water to dangerous mountains, and the shallows to sunny, habitable valleys. In addition, even though mermaids are usually depicted in media as being able to poke their heads above water and converse and breathe in air, Drinian explains that these merpeople cannot come up and examine the ''Dawn Treader'' or talk with them because... they cannot breathe air!

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* ''[[{{Narnia}} Voyage of the Dawn Treader]]'' ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' addresses this briefly when Lucy sees mermaids through the preternaturally clear sea-water. Among other things, C. S. Lewis compares the deep water to dangerous mountains, and the shallows to sunny, habitable valleys. In addition, even though mermaids are usually depicted in media as being able to poke their heads above water and converse and breathe in air, Drinian explains that these merpeople cannot come up and examine the ''Dawn Treader'' or talk with them because... they cannot breathe air!
30th Sep '16 7:25:12 PM Sammettik
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** [[AllThereInTheManual the official strategy guide]] implies that the "bioweapon" in question, Baccoon, was actually an entity from several millenia prior whose envy of the surface dwellers resulted in him sending explosive starfish to blow up the icecaps and melt them resulting in Aquas becoming the 100% ocean planet that it is in the game, or at least was named after that entity.



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Vashj'ir. Full stop. While it avoids some of the more {{egregious}} aspects of this trope -- for example, you can swim in 3D like in all other bodies of water, and the zone has a separate light source independent from the main world -- the CreatorProvincialism is right there. Sea Legs must be a really diverse yet specific spell, given that it gives you not only the ability to breathe underwater, but also apparently negates the effects of pressure and corrosion, gives you perfect sight and hearing underwater, and gives you a 60% speed increase but only ''as long as your feet touch the seafloor''.
** Eh? Sea Legs is active full-time, regardless if your feet are touching the seafloor. You always have the underwater breathing and other effects, you gain a swim speed increase full-time, but you ''also'' get the ability to "run" underwater as long as your feet are touching a solid surface (doesn't have to be the sea floor, ruins, coral, shipwrecks, etc will work too). Also, the corrosion resistance, pressure negation, etc are present ''without'' Sea Legs anywhere in WoW, too. The only thing Sea Legs gives you is permanent water breathing and the increase to swim speed and the ability to run on solid surfaces.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Vashj'ir. Full stop. While it avoids some of the more {{egregious}} aspects of this trope -- for example, you can swim in 3D like in all other bodies of water, and the zone has a separate light source independent from the main world -- the CreatorProvincialism is right there. Sea Legs must be a really diverse yet specific spell, given that it gives you not only the ability to breathe underwater, but also apparently negates the effects of pressure and corrosion, The "Sea Legs" spell gives you perfect sight and hearing underwater, and gives you a 60% speed increase but only ''as long as your feet touch the seafloor''.
** Eh? Sea Legs is active full-time, regardless if your feet are touching the seafloor. You always have the underwater breathing and other effects, you gain a swim speed increase full-time, but you ''also'' get the ability to "run" underwater as long as your feet are touching a solid surface (doesn't have to be the sea floor, ruins, coral, shipwrecks, etc will work too). Also, the corrosion resistance, pressure negation, etc are present ''without'' Sea Legs anywhere in WoW, too. The only thing Sea Legs gives you is permanent water breathing and the increase to swim speed and the ability to run on solid surfaces.
underwater.
28th Sep '16 7:29:24 PM PaulA
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* Averted in Creator/HalClement's books, since they are hard SF. In one case, a colony of humans is established on the ocean floor, using geothermal power to provide light and a specially-made oxygen-carrying dive fluid in place of air. But since the dive fluid is denser than water, the humans have to wear weights if they want to stay on the bottom or even have neutral buoyancy (their bones were denser than the fluid and their lungs were filled with it, but the rest of their bodies were less dense and the net effect was a slight positive bouyancy). They sleep tied to the ceilings of their buildings.

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* Averted in Creator/HalClement's books, since they are hard SF. SF.
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In one case, "Ocean on Top", a colony of humans is established on the ocean floor, using geothermal power to provide light and a specially-made oxygen-carrying dive fluid in place of air. But since the dive fluid is denser than water, the humans have to wear weights if they want to stay on the bottom or even have neutral buoyancy (their bones were denser than the fluid and their lungs were filled with it, but the rest of their bodies were less dense and the net effect was a slight positive bouyancy). They sleep tied to the ceilings of their buildings.
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