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Playing With: Batman Can Breathe in Space
Basic Trope: A character can breathe in space.
  • Straight: Harold can breathe in space.
  • Exaggerated: Harold can not only breathe in space, he can also talk audibly.
  • Downplayed: Harold can survive in space without oxygen, but the lack of oxygen makes him weaker.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • To keep up his superheroics, Harold needs plenty of oxygen. The slightest nick in his spacesuit would make him pass out.
    • Harold is a highly unstable Energy Being. He will explode if he has prolonged contact with oxygen. So, he and the rest of his species spend much of their existence wandering the vacuum of space.
  • Subverted:
    • Harold appear to be breathing in space without assistance... until the oxygen tanks on his back are shown.
    • A Too Dumb to Live character falsely believes that he'll be able to breathe in space...and when he goes out in space, he suffers the immediate dangers of being unable to breathe.
  • Double Subverted:
    • ...However, it's discovered Harold only uses them to hide his secret that he can breathe in space.
    • The idiot survives in space anyway.
  • Parodied:
    • Harold can only breathe in space.
    • Batman costumes are used as space suits.
  • Zig Zagged: Harold can't breathe in space when they took off from California, but later on he's able to breathe in space above the idyllic and verdant planet home only to a Hidden Elf Village. It turns out that the first time was because of the smog.
  • Averted:
    • Harold can't breathe in space.
    • Harold doesn't leave his space ship.
    • Harold doesn't go into space.
  • Enforced: "Somehow, we need Harold to get on to the already-in-space spaceship without a spacesuit..."
  • Lampshaded: "How is it even possible for somebody to breathe in space?"
  • Invoked: Harold, having been severely injured fighting the Alien Invasion, is rebuilt as a Cyborg specifically so that he can survive in space without air.
  • Exploited: Space Pirates attack Harold and his crew and demand a volunteer to be airlocked. Harold volunteers to save his crew.
  • Defied:
  • Discussed: "Someone as superpowered as Harold? And you're surprised he's breathing in space?"
  • Conversed: "Did you notice how no one in that movie was wearing a helmet in space? What was up with that?"
  • Deconstructed: Extended periods of time in a vacuum without a space suit has caused Harold severe organ damage.
  • Reconstructed: As part of his Training from Hell, Harold adapts to space. He can't stay on ground for long, but is genuinely better off this way.

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