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1%% Image replaced per Image Pickin' thread: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1488564585069139700²%% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²%%The examples on this page have been alphabetized by work name. Please add new examples in order. Thank you!²%%²²[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/13b_bomb.png]]]]²²->''"My angles are many.\²My sides are not few.\²I'm the Dodecahedron.\²Who are you?"''²-->-- '''The Dodecahedron''', ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth''²²Some creatures have a very simple shape: just a polygon or a polyhedron, such as a cube or a cone, mathematically perfect and featureless except possibly for small legs, eyes, etc.²²As [[SinisterGeometry perfect geometric shapes can be unnerving]], such beings often feel truly alien. Their perfect shape often implies that they're cold, mechanical and emotionless. That said, sometimes their appearance is simply a result of the [[LazyArtist artists being lazy]].²²Sometimes they may be SiliconBasedLife, while other times, they're constructed of HardLight. Not to be mistaken with a CompanionCube (though some polyhedron-shaped {{Companion Cube}}s might be treated as if they were alive), or a RandomNumberGod. It's not uncommon for amateur video games to feature a square or a triangle as the protagonist (and sometimes explicitly have a title along the lines of ''Triangle Adventures'', etc.), since such heroes are very easy to draw and animate (if they're indeed animated at all).²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' the Angel Ramiel takes the form of an [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/270px-Ramiel_RoE.jpg octahedron several hundred meters in diameter.]] Thanks to large advances in computer technology, the creators were able to exploit and show off Ramiel's design much better in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''. For a being that almost has a non-Euclidean design, it still has hundreds of gallons of liquid blood packed inside its core.²* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Xellos]] usually hides behind a fairly decent human-like disguise, but his true form is a black cone. ²* [[MechanicalLifeform The Neuroi]] from ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' have polyhedron-shaped cores.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': The ([[BizarreSexualDimorphism male]]) Rykornians are living rhombuses with four thin leaf-like limbs for locomotion. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII'' has Leviathan, [[EldritchAbomination the God of the Cenobites]], that takes the form of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lozenge lozenge]] (◊).²* Bits (and [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Bytes]]) from the ''Film/{{Tron}}'' universe are softball-sized floating polyhedrals (changing shape when the speak) that are kept as pets by the Programs. Bits can only say "yes" and "no." Bytes have a much larger vocabulary and greater intelligence. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* ''Literature/TheDotAndTheLine'', inspired by ''Flatland'', stars a dot and a line (and a squiggle).²* In Creator/HPLovecraft's story "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse", a human has to make a pilgrimage to the Cold Waste beyond the stars to where the Old Ones dwell. On the way he meets many bizarre and eldritch life-forms, polyhedra included.²* All inhabitants of Literature/{{Flatland}} are two-dimensional polygons. There's also a Sphere, which claims to inhabit a Sphereland with other 3D shapes.²* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Pinwheeling four-sided sentient triangles also crop up in ''Literature/TheLightFantastic'', but these are explicable as part of a trainee Shaman's [[MushroomSamba communion with the Sacred Mushrooms]].²* All of the characters in Creator/ShelSilverstein's ''The Missing Piece'' and its sequel, ''The Missing Piece Meets the Big O''. are represented as two- dimensional shapes, usually either circles, circles with wedges missing, or triangular wedges.²* ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' has the Dodecahedron, a living geometrical solid with a NiceHat. He only likes to use one face at a time, but each of his twelve faces expresses a different emotion; he finds it odd that Milo can live with only one.²* ''Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries'': In Arthur C. Clarke's ''2010: The Year We Make Contact'', the incorporeal David Bowman is led by the Monolith intelligence down through the atmosphere of Jupiter, where he sees various polyhedric kite-like creatures which feed on hydrocarbon precipitation in the atmosphere, and each other. The Monolith intelligence (with Bowman's input) assessed that these primitive nonsentients were worth sacrificing in detonating Jupiter as a second sun to help uplift the more advanced life on Europa. (Note: this was ''not'' shown in the film.)²* Pattern in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' takes the form of a sentient, talkative geometric fractal.²* The Xipéhuz from the 1888 short story ''Literature/LesXipehuz'' are cone- or cylinder-shaped.²* [[spoiler:The creators of the Dome of ''Literature/{{Under The Dome}}'' are described as "dodecahedrons wrapped in leather" (though this may be a case of [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm You Cannot Grasp The True Form]] - this takes place in visions, wherein one of them implies that it has no physical body).]]²* The Literature/MrMen and Little Miss characters are all sorts of shapes, but they are all two-dimensional in illustrations. Most are circles, but Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Strong, and Mr. and Little Miss Birthday are squares, Mr. Rush, Mr. Cool, Mr. and Little Miss Christmas, and Mr. Strong's redesign in [[WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow the television series]] are triangular, and Little Miss Sparkle is star-shaped.²* ''Literature/TheGodsThemselves'': The Rationals and Parentals that inhabit the parallel universe are ellipsoids and parallelepipeds, respectively.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E22ByAnyOtherName By Any Other Name]]" some {{Redshirt}}s get all the moisture sucked out of their bodies and turn into polyhedrons. The polyhedrons could somehow be reconstituted and are thus still alive (in some sense), but the bad guy breaks one, "killing" it.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':²** Modrons from ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', who look like polyhedral robots. The higher in rank one is, the more sides it has. As Modrons are inhabitants of the LawfulNeutral plane of Mechanus -- essentially, they're to Law what angels are to Good and demons, devils and other fiends are to Evil -- their appearance fits their mechanistic, impassive nature.²** The Gelatinous Cube, a large BlobMonster shaped like a cube. Apparently, it's a life form specifically adapted for living in a typical ''D&D'' dungeon corridor.²** The Immortals ruleset for "regular" ''D&D'' includes stats for the jumper, a chronovoric creature shaped like a dodecahedron with long, slender arms on each face²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* ''VideoGame/{{Cubivore}}'': Said cubivores are cube bodies with a very large face and different rectangular prisms i.e. "flaps" that give them shape.²* ''[[http://www.pixelpower.on.ca/supervision/games/DancingBlock.jpg Dancing Block]]'', a UsefulNotes/{{Supervision}} game, is set in "GB (Geometric block) Kingdom in another end of the universe", and has a Mr. Dancing Block as the protagonist.²* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' [[GameMod mod]] ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfSquare''. It takes place in "Shape Land" and has the protagonist, Square, face off against the evil cult "Circle of Evil" to save Doctor Octagon. According to the author, the protagonist was originally designed as "the most generic children's cartoon character possible". ²* Not featured directly in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', but in-game adverts for [[http://gta.wikia.com/Degenatron "The Degenatron"]] talk about "save the green dots with your fantastic flying red square!" and so on, as a parody of the limitations of early 80s videogames.²* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/137Porygon_1972.png Porygon]] is an artificial Pokémon which was created with a pink and blue, polyhedron-style body. Its odd shape is evidently because it was created out of "programming code".²* Polygon Man was a failed {{Mascot}} for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation in North America, meant to symbolize how many polygons the machine could render. Ken Kutaragi hated the design and Poly was quietly retired, but he eventually returned as the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''.²* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros [[NamesTheSame for Nintendo 64]]'' had the Fighting Polygon Team, a series of monochrome, very low-res clones of all twelve playable characters that attacked in a ZergRush towards the end of arcade mode. They were replaced by higher-res mooks in later installments.²* ''VideoGame/ThomasWasAlone'' is an indie platformer where you control an ensemble of variously colored quadrilaterals that represent emerging [=AIs=]. While none of them speak directly, the narration ends up giving each a unique personality and voice.²* The Bomb-type enemies in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' are living icosahedra that start battles at half health and eventually self-destruct to deal massive damage of their respective element.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Animation]]²* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': The Strong Bad Email "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail181.html web comics]]" features a fictional [[AnimatedAdaptation Saturday morning cartoon adaptation]] of the [[ShowWithinAShow fictional computer game]] ''Secret Collect''. Since ''Secret Collect'' is [[{{Retraux}} supposedly an Atari-era game]] with all the characters being just large pixels, the animated adaptation makes the protagonist into an anthropomorphic cube.²* Loser from ''WebAnimation/BattleForBFDI''. Arguably the pentagons that scare Eraser and Pen.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' has a lengthy story involving an alien LivingShip shaped like a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20130511.html gigantic white cone.]]²* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': Angels' true forms tend to be very weird from the perspective of mortals and often vary a lot from one angel to the next -- at least one of them is a complex, free-floating purple Euclidean solid with a halo.²* ''Webcomic/TriangleAndRobert'' is set in a world of sapient geometric shapes; Robert is a rhombus, and Triangle is unimaginatively named. It's explicitly stated that they're only geometric shapes because the Cartoonist is incapable of drawing proper people; characters sometimes reminisce about the good old days before the strip started, when nobody was trying to draw them (and they were, implicitly, something other than simple polygons, though what they were is of course never shown, since the Cartoonist is incapable of drawing it).²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': The episode "The Cubing" features the Wisdom Cube, a sapient and supposedly all-knowing cube from space who may just be the most obnoxious being in existence. [[spoiler:In the end, this is revealed to actually be the Dumbassahedratron, a cousin of the real Wisdom Cube, though the genuine article is still incredibly immature.]]²* InUniverse: In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Sue Ellen writes a graphic novel about a country of triangles and a country of circles in conflict with each other.²* In ''WesternAnimation/RubikTheAmazingCube'' Rubik is a living (?) Rubik's Cube with feet sticking out the bottom and a face on one side of the cube.²* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' has the black cube of Darkness. While he is just a cube and not a shape with large number of sides, even the characters in the show find him strange at first, Particularly Hater and Peepers. The cube is sentient, alive and frequently displays emotion [[DullSurprise In a way…]]²* The eventual BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is a maniacal, one-eyed triangle named Bill Cipher. Supplementary in-character interviews suggest his home dimension is much like what's described in Flatland, [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed and he burned the whole place down for his own goals]]. When he's given a physical form he becomes a PhysicalGod, able to warp reality at whim and [[OneWingedAngel assume a monstrous form]] as a three-dimensional, multi-armed pyramid.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* While viruses are on the borderline of living and non-living matter, several viruses come in the shape of polyhedra. For example, the poliovirus is an icosahedron.²[[/folder]]²----

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