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** ''VideoGame/HaloWars''[='s=] final arc takes place in a micro Shield World, complete with a miniature artificial sun.

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** ''VideoGame/HaloWars''[='s=] final arc takes place in a micro Shield World, complete with a miniature artificial sun. [[DeadpanSnarker Serina]] reacts appropriately upon realizing they've been pulled inside a planet only to wind up on another planet.
-->'''Serina:''' So... am I the only one freaked out by the fact we're ''inside'' the planet?

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has Dalamud, which was treated before as the second moon of the world until the Calamity when it's revealed that it contained a royally pissed off Bahamut, sealed inside for thousands of years, who proceeded to unleash hell on earth. Had it not been for Louisoix performing a HeroicSacrifice, there would be nothing left.


* The planet Nidavellir from ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar is a Dyson sphere surrounding a neuron star whose energy is harnessed by dwarves to make magical weapons.

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* The planet Nidavellir from ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is a Dyson sphere surrounding a neuron star whose energy is harnessed by dwarves to make magical weapons.

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* The planet Nidavellir from ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar is a Dyson sphere surrounding a neuron star whose energy is harnessed by dwarves to make magical weapons.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, "Decision 3012", Richard Nixon wants to build a ''Dyson fence''. It's intended to keep immigrants out of the solar system.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode, "Decision 3012", Richard Nixon wants to build a ''Dyson fence''. It's intended fence'' to keep alien immigrants out of the solar system.system rather than collect energy.

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* The MacGuffin in ''Film/MenInBlackInternational'' turns out to be a star compressed into a handheld gun that's capable of destroying solar systems.
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** The ''Literature/StarTrekDestiny'' trilogy features the Caeliar. They build a sphere around their sun to hide it from the rest of the galaxy and another smaller one around their planet which draws energy from the sun's sphere allowing them to make the Omega Particles which power their civilization. [[spoiler:An offshoot faction of them which were sent back in time, by an accident which nearly destroyed their civilization, billions of years to one of the first galaxies to ever form]] build spheres around ''every single star in the galaxy'', thereby harnessing not just the full power of a single star, but the full power of an entire galaxy. [[spoiler:They do this in order to create a ''StableTimeLoop'' and CAUSE the 'accident' which sent them back in time to begin with]]. The Enterprise E briefly visits this 'shrouded galaxy' by traveling through a subspace corridor and realize any race capable of doing such a thing is one best left alone, and very quickly gets out of there.

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** The ''Literature/StarTrekDestiny'' trilogy features the Caeliar. They build a sphere around their sun to hide it from the rest of the galaxy and another smaller one around their planet which draws energy from the sun's sphere allowing them to make the Omega Particles which power their civilization. [[spoiler:An It's later shown that a civilization in one of the first galaxies ever formed, [[spoiler:in reality an offshoot faction of them the Caeliar which were had been sent back in time, time billions of years, by an accident which nearly destroyed their civilization, billions of years to one of the first galaxies to ever form]] build civilization,]] built spheres around ''every single star in the that galaxy'', thereby harnessing not just the full power of a single star, but the full power of an entire galaxy. [[spoiler:They do this in order to create a ''StableTimeLoop'' and CAUSE the 'accident' which sent them back in time to begin with]]. The Enterprise E briefly visits this 'shrouded galaxy' by traveling through a subspace corridor and realize any race capable of doing such a thing is one best left alone, and very quickly gets out of there.


* In ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' Vol 3, [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] pays aliens to build a Dyson Sphere for him [[spoiler:as part of a alternate world destroying weapon he is preparing]].

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* In ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' Vol 3, [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] pays aliens to build a Dyson Sphere for him [[spoiler:as as part of a alternate world destroying weapon he is preparing]].preparing. Only a very small part of it is constructed before Tony is forced to fire the weapon to take out an invading alien fleet, which destroys the construction.



** The ''Literature/StarTrekDestiny'' trilogy features the Caeliar. They build a sphere around their sun to hide it from the rest of the galaxy and another smaller one around their planet which draws energy from the sun's sphere allowing them to make the Omega Particles which power their civilization. [[spoiler:An offshoot faction of them which were sent back in time, by an accident which nearly destroyed their civilization, billions of years to one of the first galaxies to ever form]] build spheres around every single star in the galaxy thereby harnessing not just the full power of a single star, but the full power of an entire galaxy. [[spoiler:They do this in order to create a ''StableTimeLoop'' and CAUSE the 'accident' which sent them back in time to begin with]]. The Enterprise E briefly visits this 'shrouded galaxy' by traveling through a subspace corridor and realize any race capable of doing such a thing is one best left alone, and very quickly gets out of there.

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** The ''Literature/StarTrekDestiny'' trilogy features the Caeliar. They build a sphere around their sun to hide it from the rest of the galaxy and another smaller one around their planet which draws energy from the sun's sphere allowing them to make the Omega Particles which power their civilization. [[spoiler:An offshoot faction of them which were sent back in time, by an accident which nearly destroyed their civilization, billions of years to one of the first galaxies to ever form]] build spheres around every ''every single star in the galaxy galaxy'', thereby harnessing not just the full power of a single star, but the full power of an entire galaxy. [[spoiler:They do this in order to create a ''StableTimeLoop'' and CAUSE the 'accident' which sent them back in time to begin with]]. The Enterprise E briefly visits this 'shrouded galaxy' by traveling through a subspace corridor and realize any race capable of doing such a thing is one best left alone, and very quickly gets out of there.


* In Gene Roddenbery's ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' the [[TheMothership Magog Worldship]] is somewhat closer to the original concept of a Dyson Sphere but even more fantastic in some ways. It consists of twenty inter-connected planets surrounding an artificial sun. If the stresses involved in connecting twenty planet-sized bodies in stable orbits around a sun isn't enough, the entire thing could ''[[ThatsNoMoon move]]''.

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* In Gene Roddenbery's ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', the [[TheMothership Magog Worldship]] is somewhat closer to the original concept of a Dyson Sphere but even more fantastic in some ways. It consists of twenty inter-connected planets surrounding an artificial sun. If the stresses involved in connecting twenty planet-sized bodies in stable orbits around a sun isn't enough, the entire thing could ''[[ThatsNoMoon move]]''.





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* While not spanning the entire Solar System, in ''Anime/SolBianca'' [[spoiler:Earth]] is like this. Interestingly, the government tries to hide the fact that the plant is already dead and thus the people live ON the sphere, not shielded by it on the planet.

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* While not spanning the an entire Solar System, solar system, in ''Anime/SolBianca'' [[spoiler:Earth]] ''Anime/SolBianca: The Legacy'' [[spoiler:the Earth]] is like this. this, surrounded by a mini-Dyson sphere known as Lotus. [[spoiler:The Lotus is roughly the size of the Moon's orbit; in fact, the moon is clearly visible sticking halfway out of the shell of Lotus. Interestingly, the government tries to hide the fact that the plant EarthThatWas is already dead dead, and thus the people who think they're on Earth live ON the sphere, not shielded by it on the planet.planet. One character alludes to the {{Lotus Eater|Machine}} myth before TheReveal.]]


* One level of ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' takes place inside of a partially finished Dyson Sphere. The builders are nowhere to be seen and the area is filled with clutter and wreckage. Like most of the game, the level is sheer SceneryPorn with vast sections of plate in the background, still so distant they're unreachable.

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* One level of ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'' takes place inside of a partially finished Dyson Sphere. The builders are nowhere to be seen and the area is filled with clutter and wreckage. Like most of the game, the level is sheer SceneryPorn with vast sections of plate in the background, still so distant they're unreachable. No explanation is ever offered; even the {{Precursors}} whose technology the third game revolves around didn't have anything remotely that advanced.


** Much later, the "All-Star" is discovered, which is a massive solid sphere around a star. It is mostly a computer dedicated to holding all the virtual minds of trillions of inhabitants; they could upload every single person in the galaxy without going over [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-05-28 forty-five percent capacity]] -- from a starting point of 44%.[[note]]Nothing is
directly said about the population size of the previously uploaded inhabitants, but at least some of that is 'overhead', and the use of "probability manifolds"[[/note]] It's implied that all the survivors of previous galactic epochs created Dyson spheres of some flavor or another to hide from the rest of the galaxy.

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** Much later, the "All-Star" is discovered, which is a massive solid sphere around a star. It is mostly a computer dedicated to holding all the virtual minds of trillions of inhabitants; they could upload every single person in the galaxy without going over [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-05-28 forty-five percent capacity]] -- from a starting point of 44%.[[note]]Nothing is
is directly said about the population size of the previously uploaded inhabitants, but at least some of that is 'overhead', and the use of "probability manifolds"[[/note]] It's implied that all the survivors of previous galactic epochs created Dyson spheres of some flavor or another to hide from the rest of the galaxy.


** Much later, the "All-Star" is discovered, which is a massive solid sphere around a star. It is mostly a computer dedicated to holding all the virtual minds of trillions of inhabitants; they could upload every single person in the galaxy without going over sixty percent capacity. It's implied that all the survivors of previous galactic epochs created Dyson spheres of some flavor or another to hide from the rest of the galaxy.

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** Much later, the "All-Star" is discovered, which is a massive solid sphere around a star. It is mostly a computer dedicated to holding all the virtual minds of trillions of inhabitants; they could upload every single person in the galaxy without going over sixty [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2017-05-28 forty-five percent capacity. capacity]] -- from a starting point of 44%.[[note]]Nothing is
directly said about the population size of the previously uploaded inhabitants, but at least some of that is 'overhead', and the use of "probability manifolds"[[/note]]
It's implied that all the survivors of previous galactic epochs created Dyson spheres of some flavor or another to hide from the rest of the galaxy.

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