Created By: JapaneseTeeth on July 17, 2011
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Dimension Slider

Someone with the ability to travel between different dimensions

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A character who has the ability to travel between different alternate dimensions. Could also extend to characters with any kind of trans-world hopping ability. Said ability can be either inherent (the character has the power to do it) or external (they use some sort of device to do it). The important part is that it's specific to a character or characters. A dimension-travelling device that any character can make use of doesn't count.

The only example I can think of at the moment is Sliders, which is one of the most well known examples. Quantum Leap could also count.
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  • July 17, 2011
    SakurazakiSetsuna
    Used extensively in Super Robot Wars Original Generation, most notably Gilliam Yeager, who's known for a fact to have been in 4 separate Super Robot Wars universes (at the very least) and always as the same person, not an alternate version like most other recurring characters.

    Is one of the things Haruhi from The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya wants to meet, but so far has not.

    Arguably an interpretation of how Okabe Rintarou's "Reading Steiner" ability works in Steins Gate
  • July 17, 2011
    NoLimit
    There's the Digimon characters technically, since they travel between the real world and the Digital World often through the use of their Digivices.
  • July 17, 2011
    bwburke94
    • Giratina in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum is able to travel from the Distortion World (known as the Reverse World in the anime) to the Pok√©verse. It's even said to be the "God Of Dimensions".
  • July 18, 2011
    MiinU

    Video games

    • Link from The Legend Of Zelda is no stranger to dimensional travel:
      • In A Link To The Past, he travels back and forth between the light world of Hyrule and the dark world that was once the Sacred Relm.
      • In Majoras Mask, he accidentally stumbles into the parallel world of Termina while in pursuit of the Skull Kid.
      • Twilight Princess had him repeatedly cross over into the Twilight Relm to free the light spirits and battle Zant's minions.
      • Finally, the Gamecube version of Soul Calibur II had him travel to 16th century Earth to join in the fight against Soul Edge.
  • July 18, 2011
    LordCrayak
    A more straightforward Digimon example is Parallelmon, who travels to different worlds, eating Digidestined and Tamers.

    Meta Guy Mary Shelley Lovecraft from Hack/Slash.
  • July 18, 2011
    FhnuZoag
    The whole point of the Chronicles Of Amber.
  • July 18, 2011
    Auxdarastrix
    There is a series of kids books that uses this a premise, but I forget the name at the moment. I'll try to find it when I get home.
  • July 18, 2011
    randomsurfer
    The Myth Adventures series is all about this. "Demon" is actually short for Dimension Traveller (somehow).
  • July 18, 2011
    CrypticMirror
  • July 18, 2011
    JapaneseTeeth
    Ack, why couldn't I find that before? Do we want to modify Dimensional Traveler to include cases where the dimension hopping is an inherent ability (the current one is specifically Phlebotinum powered), or make this trope specific to beings that can hop dimensions without outside assistance?
  • July 18, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Judging by on-page examples, Dimensional Traveler does not explicitly require Applied Phlebotinum. It is usually required if the travelers are otherwise Normals, but I say that the trope can apply to characters who posess the power by default too. *whacks article with sledgehammer*

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