History Mohs / WorldOfPhlebotinum

28th Jan '16 12:03:54 PM MarqFJA
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': A lot of the AppliedPhlebotinum in this series involves branches of biology and engineering that neither exist in real life nor are ever likely to exist. "Metaphysical biology," for example -- [[Characters/NeonGenesisEvangelion Doctor Kozo Fuyutsuki's]] specialty -- is kind of like genetics, only it involves human souls instead of genes. While there is so much bizarre phlebotinum that it's impossible to keep track of what's ACTUALLY supposed to do what, it's still usually internally consistent.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': A lot of the AppliedPhlebotinum in this series involves branches of biology and engineering that neither exist in real life nor are ever likely to exist. "Metaphysical biology," for example -- [[Characters/NeonGenesisEvangelion Doctor Kozo Fuyutsuki's]] Fuyutsuki's specialty -- is kind of like genetics, only it involves human souls instead of genes. While there is so much bizarre phlebotinum that it's impossible to keep track of what's ACTUALLY supposed to do what, it's still usually internally consistent.
26th Nov '15 10:53:08 PM NozzDogg
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* The ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' mostly runs on Radium, which apparently allows for ships fast enough to make trips between the inner planets only take weeks and trips to Jupiter only take months. Weaponry tends to be consistently explained and logical, although the setting does of course ignore the energy requirements. However, Rocket Age also includes psychic powers and immaterial beings and offers no real explanation.
14th Aug '15 2:48:18 AM supergod
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Although, many aspects of the show were pretty hard sci-fi when it was created, [[{{Zeerust}} and only seem strange now]] [[ScienceMarchesOn after decades of science]]. Though the setting is stranger than other ''Star Trek'' shows, the ships and the technology are much more grounded. That said, it features many softer elements (e.g. RubberForeheadAliens, AllPlanetsAreEarthlike, AliensSpeakingEnglish, [[TeleportersAndTransporters transporters, TimeTravel, DisintegratorRay), some of which are used because of the technical and budget limitations, while others were deliberately used.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Although, many aspects of the show were pretty hard sci-fi when it was created, [[{{Zeerust}} and only seem strange now]] [[ScienceMarchesOn after decades of science]]. Though the setting is stranger than other ''Star Trek'' shows, the ships and the technology are much more grounded. That said, it features many softer elements (e.g. RubberForeheadAliens, AllPlanetsAreEarthlike, AliensSpeakingEnglish, [[TeleportersAndTransporters transporters, [[TeleportersAndTransporters transporters]], TimeTravel, DisintegratorRay), some of which are were used because of the technical and budget limitations, limitations at the time, while others were deliberately used.
used, invoking ArtisticLicense.
14th Aug '15 2:46:51 AM supergod
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* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' is pretty unrealistic, but there's some consistency in this manner.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': To be fair, [[FairForItsDay many aspects of the show were pretty hard sci-fi when it was created]], [[{{Zeerust}} and only seem strange now]] [[ScienceMarchesOn after decades of science]]. Though the setting is stranger than other ''Star Trek'' shows, the ships and the technology are much more grounded. That said, it features many softer elements, some of which (e.g. RubberForeheadAliens, AllPlanetsAreEarthlike, AliensSpeakingEnglish, [[TeleportersAndTransporters transporters]]) can be explained by the technical and budget limitations of the show when it was made (the 1960s), and others (TimeTravel, DisintegratorRay for example) ... not.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': To be fair, [[FairForItsDay Although, many aspects of the show were pretty hard sci-fi when it was created]], created, [[{{Zeerust}} and only seem strange now]] [[ScienceMarchesOn after decades of science]]. Though the setting is stranger than other ''Star Trek'' shows, the ships and the technology are much more grounded. That said, it features many softer elements, some of which elements (e.g. RubberForeheadAliens, AllPlanetsAreEarthlike, AliensSpeakingEnglish, [[TeleportersAndTransporters transporters]]) can be explained by transporters, TimeTravel, DisintegratorRay), some of which are used because of the technical and budget limitations of the show when it was made (the 1960s), and limitations, while others (TimeTravel, DisintegratorRay for example) ... not.
were deliberately used.
14th Aug '15 2:36:53 AM supergod
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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is set in a alternate Earth where scientists discovered magic in 2010. The core concepts and rules of magic are actually rooted in [[ThePowerOfRock music theory]] and hence are noted in complex, painstaking detail, [[MagicAIsMagicA but they're also rigid and consistent]], with all subsequent applications falling within the realm of pre-established plausibility.

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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is set in a alternate Earth where scientists discovered magic in 2010. The core concepts and rules of magic are actually rooted in [[ThePowerOfRock music theory]] and hence are noted in complex, painstaking detail, [[MagicAIsMagicA but they're also rigid and consistent]], with all subsequent applications falling within the realm of pre-established plausibility.
14th Aug '15 1:42:20 AM ragnarok235
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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is set in a alternate Earth where scientists discovered magic in 2010. The core concepts and rules of magic are actually rooted in [[ThePowerOfRock music theory]] and hence are noted in complex, painstaking detail, [[MagicAIsMagicA but they're also rigid and consistent]], with all subsequent applications falling within the realm of pre-established plausibility.
10th Mar '15 9:14:29 AM nombretomado
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6th Jan '15 9:13:09 AM crazysamaritan
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* The ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' novels: A classic [[PulpMagazine pulp]] SF series, which originated the trope of SpacePolice armed with [[GreenLanternRing incredibly powerful and flexible weapons]], and arguably, the whole SpaceOpera genre. Lensmen had intertialess drives, habitable gas giants (with surfaces you could land on)... it was pretty soft even when the first stories were published (in the 1930s), and since then, the [[ScienceMarchesOn march of science]] has made hash out of most of its assumptions. However, it is remarkably self-consistent, and it did pay respect to basic scientific principles - the [=FTL=] drive only suspended inertia, which returned when the drive was turned off. Space combat takes place in 3D. Rayguns didn't cause objects (or people) to magically vanish, but simply delivered enough energy to melt or boil them.

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* The ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' novels: A classic [[PulpMagazine pulp]] SF series, which originated the trope of SpacePolice armed with [[GreenLanternRing [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower incredibly powerful and flexible weapons]], and arguably, the whole SpaceOpera genre. Lensmen had intertialess drives, habitable gas giants (with surfaces you could land on)... it was pretty soft even when the first stories were published (in the 1930s), and since then, the [[ScienceMarchesOn march of science]] has made hash out of most of its assumptions. However, it is remarkably self-consistent, and it did pay respect to basic scientific principles - the [=FTL=] drive only suspended inertia, which returned when the drive was turned off. Space combat takes place in 3D. Rayguns didn't cause objects (or people) to magically vanish, but simply delivered enough energy to melt or boil them.



* ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' is just about at the hardest end of this category -- the the Martian HiveMind and the {{Mad Scientist}}s contribute a lot of properly implausible tech (although the [[spoiler:Decoherence Cannon]] was apparently a mundane research project), but between these we have things like gravitational slingshots and laser microphones which are ordinary modern technology.

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* ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' is just about at the hardest end of this category -- the the Martian HiveMind and the {{Mad Scientist}}s contribute a lot of properly implausible tech (although the [[spoiler:Decoherence Cannon]] was apparently a mundane research project), but between these we have things like gravitational slingshots and laser microphones which are ordinary modern technology.
2nd Jun '14 11:13:19 AM BeeBurgers
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* ''Literature/OrionFirstEncounter'': Fits here when not running on RuleOfFunny. While there are plenty of things like ray guns, and faster than light travel, the ships still obey orbital mechanics.
15th Feb '14 3:41:58 PM supergod
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': The science, [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience later revealed to be powered by magic]] which is [[ZigZaggedTrope then itself revealed]] to be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic governed by its own consistent rules and likely entirely analyzable]],[[labelnote:*]]The workings of the universe's "magic" are explained in portions at length, and seem to be [[MagicFromTechnology part of the scientific laws of the universe and only called magic]].[[/labelnote]] is entirely divorced from reality but nothing if not internally consistent. [[MagicAIsMagicA Magic A is definitely Magic A]]. Just misses Mohs/PhysicsPlus due to softeners shamelessly handwaved by the in-universe LawOfNarrativeCausality (''also'' hinted to be one of the natural laws guiding magic), like violations of the square-cube law, the mysterious force that causes the "dramatic hair-in-the-wind effect," and, formerly, characters' [[{{Hammerspace}} ability to summon hammers for comedic effect]]--which has since been explained meticulously to slot neatly into the universe's rules after all.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': The science, [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience later revealed to be powered by magic]] which is [[ZigZaggedTrope then itself revealed]] to be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic governed by its own consistent rules and likely entirely analyzable]],[[labelnote:*]]The workings of the universe's "magic" are explained in portions at length, and seem to be [[MagicFromTechnology part of the scientific laws of the universe and only called magic]].[[/labelnote]] is entirely divorced from reality but nothing if not internally consistent. [[MagicAIsMagicA Magic A is definitely Magic A]]. Just misses Mohs/PhysicsPlus due to softeners shamelessly handwaved by the in-universe LawOfNarrativeCausality (''also'' hinted to be one of the natural laws guiding magic), like violations of the square-cube law, the mysterious force that causes the "dramatic hair-in-the-wind effect," and, formerly, characters' [[{{Hammerspace}} ability to summon hammers for comedic effect]]--which has since been explained meticulously to slot neatly into the universe's rules after all.
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