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* Can be found in ''VideoGame/LandflixOdyssey''. They will pull Larry in if he is close enough.


* Used for the box art of ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII''.

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* Used for the box art of ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII''.''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIII'', probably used to represent the demonic World Gate.


** Taken [[UpToEleven up to eleventybillion]] by quasars. They have so much swirly, energy, ''and'' thingy in such a small area that they appear to be point sources (like stars, hence the original acronym QSR or quasi-stellar radio source). The accretion disk in this case is typically about the size of the solar system around a black hole billions of times more massive than the Sun, but has the brightness and energy output of a ''galaxy''. Oh, and about a Sun's worth of stuff falls in each year to fuel it.
** A ''Blazar'' is even more so than it's cousin the Quasar. They also produce a beam of light.

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** Taken [[UpToEleven up to eleventybillion]] by quasars. They have so much swirly, energy, ''and'' thingy in such a small area that they appear to be point sources (like stars, hence the original acronym QSR or quasi-stellar radio source). The accretion disk in this case is typically about the size of the solar system around a black hole billions of times more massive than the Sun, but has the brightness and energy output of a ''galaxy''. Oh, and about a Sun's worth of stuff falls in each year to fuel it.
** A ''Blazar'' is
it. If it happens to be pointed ''directly'' at us, it looks even more so than it's cousin the Quasar. They also produce ludicrously bright, and gets called a beam of light."Blazar".

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** A ''Blazar'' is even more so than it's cousin the Quasar. They also produce a beam of light.


* Makuta's floating swirl of {{LEGO}} parts and some other stuff in the early ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' on-line clips. Fans tend to call it "the Void", but that's most likely a misinterpretation of one of his lines. In fact, it's never cleared ''what'' it is, and it isn't represented in subsequent media. Could be where he kept his spare parts...

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* Makuta's floating swirl of {{LEGO}} Franchise/{{LEGO}} parts and some other stuff in the early ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' on-line clips. Fans tend to call it "the Void", but that's most likely a misinterpretation of one of his lines. In fact, it's never cleared ''what'' it is, and it isn't represented in subsequent media. Could be where he kept his spare parts...


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* The pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''{{Superman}}'' story "Superman's Secret Afterlife!" had the hero being caught by a LifeEnergy sucking creature called a Helix in space, that looked like a miniature galaxy. It trapped him in [[LotusEaterMachine an illusion of his possible future life]] (with a little help from the PhantomZone Villains). Superman destroys it, appropriately enough, by spinning it towards a nova.

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* The pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''{{Superman}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' story "Superman's Secret Afterlife!" had the hero being caught by a LifeEnergy sucking creature called a Helix in space, that looked like a miniature galaxy. It trapped him in [[LotusEaterMachine an illusion of his possible future life]] (with a little help from the PhantomZone Villains). Superman destroys it, appropriately enough, by spinning it towards a nova.



* Much of ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' takes place in a system around a black hole that has 25 times the mass of the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy, or 100,000,000 times the mass of our sun. And it is spinning at 99.8% the speed of light. It is also surrounded by an accretion disk of gas and rocks that form a huge ring of glowing hot material, but because of how the incredible gravity bends light it looks like it has two rings at a 90 degree angle. It's probably the weirdest looking portrayal of black hole ever. While also being the most scientifically accurate.

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* Much of ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' takes place in a system around a black hole that has 25 times the mass of the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy, or 100,000,000 times the mass of our sun. And it is spinning at 99.8% the speed of light. It is also surrounded by an accretion disk of gas and rocks that form a huge ring of glowing hot material, but because of how the incredible gravity bends light it looks like it has two rings at a 90 degree angle. It's probably the weirdest looking portrayal of a black hole ever. While ever, while also being the most scientifically accurate.


* The pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''{{Superman}}'' story "Superman's Secret Afterlife!" had the hero being caught by a LifeEnergy sucking creature called a Helix in space, that looked like a miniature galaxy. It trapped him in [[LotusEaterMachine an illusion of his possible future life]] (with a little help from the PhantomZone Villains). Superman destroys it, appropriately enough, by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome spinning it towards a nova]].

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* The pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} ''{{Superman}}'' story "Superman's Secret Afterlife!" had the hero being caught by a LifeEnergy sucking creature called a Helix in space, that looked like a miniature galaxy. It trapped him in [[LotusEaterMachine an illusion of his possible future life]] (with a little help from the PhantomZone Villains). Superman destroys it, appropriately enough, by [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome spinning it towards a nova]].nova.


* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film shows the evil Romulan mining ship traveling through time by way of a giant swirling lightning storm in space. Bonus swirling vortex when the planet Vulcan is absorbed by a black hole bomb in the planet core.

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* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' film shows the evil Romulan mining ship traveling through time by way of a giant swirling lightning storm in space. Bonus swirling vortex when the planet Vulcan is absorbed by a black hole bomb in the planet core.

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* The Void from ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'' is a bizarre vortex of swirling red light that actively pursues the player through the Silent Hill Otherworld, sucking in everything that comes near. When you get too close to it, time slows down, everything distorts and Murphy's body begins to flake apart. Nobody has a clue what it is or why it exists and nothing like it has ever been seen in Silent Hill before. [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] described it as "some wibbly-wobbly black hole with red bits, like something that got lost on its way to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' visual effects department.

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* The plot of ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasyOperaOmnia'' is about the opening of "Torsions" in the artificial world created by the gods of ''Dissidia NT'', dark swirling masses which spawn monsters and destabilize the world's fabric. It's also where new characters appear from; they fall into the other end of the Torsion in their home world.


** The episode "Real Life" had a RecycledInSpace tornado draw a shuttle into an EldritchLocation before AcePilot Tom Paris could figure a way out. And yes, [[FollowTheLeader this episode did air a year after]] ''Film/{{Twister}}''...

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** The episode "Real Life" had a RecycledInSpace tornado InSpace draw a shuttle into an EldritchLocation before AcePilot Tom Paris could figure a way out. And yes, [[FollowTheLeader this episode did air a year after]] ''Film/{{Twister}}''...


[[caption-width-right:350:Real life swirly energy thingy.[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Norwegian_spiral_anomaly Generally agreed to be a Russian missile test gone WAY the hell out of control]], but [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories where's the fun in that?]] Image ©Jan Petter Jørgensen/Rex Features [[/note]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Real life swirly energy thingy.[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Norwegian_spiral_anomaly Generally agreed to be a Russian missile test gone WAY the hell out of control]], control,]] but [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories where's the fun in that?]] Image ©Jan Petter Jørgensen/Rex Features [[/note]] ]]


** In "Twisted", Voyager becomes an EldritchLocation after passing through an UnknownPhenomenon similar in appearance to this trope. All the cabins and decks become mixed up yet the episode ends without any damage to the ship or crew, or [[RiddleForTheAges even an explanation about what happened]].

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** In "Twisted", Voyager becomes an EldritchLocation after passing through an UnknownPhenomenon similar in appearance to this trope. [[{{Bizarrchitecture}} All the cabins and decks become mixed up up]] yet the episode ends without any damage to the ship [[EveryoneLives or crew, crew]], or [[RiddleForTheAges even an explanation about what happened]].


* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. The episode "Real Life" had a RecycledInSpace tornado draw a shuttle into an EldritchLocation before AcePilot Tom Paris could figure a way out.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.
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The episode "Real Life" had a RecycledInSpace tornado draw a shuttle into an EldritchLocation before AcePilot Tom Paris could figure a way out.out. And yes, [[FollowTheLeader this episode did air a year after]] ''Film/{{Twister}}''...
** In "Twisted", Voyager becomes an EldritchLocation after passing through an UnknownPhenomenon similar in appearance to this trope. All the cabins and decks become mixed up yet the episode ends without any damage to the ship or crew, or [[RiddleForTheAges even an explanation about what happened]].

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