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Basic Trope: Adding the prefix "Space" to something to make it seem cooler or more advanced.

  • Straight: "Do not make us use our Space Guns on you."
  • Exaggerated: "Space Captain's space log, stardate Space 23460.4."
  • Downplayed: "Land the space ship and get the conventional water ships ready to use.
  • Justified:
    • A lot of the materials on a ship were made in space, which alters their forms compared to those made on a planet.
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    • Certain normal items outright won't work in space. For example, Space Guns are made from materials designed to work in a vacuum, such as powdered lubricants. Normal guns would instantly become jammed when the workings friction-weld or the oil boils away when fired. Likewise, they may have extremely low recoil to avoid sending the wielder into orbit.
  • Inverted: "Well those Earth black holes aren't as dangerous as the normal ones."
  • Subverted: "This rocket has a lot of space... saving compartments."
  • Double Subverted: "... that are secured by space padlocks."
  • Parodied:
    • Things that are already in space are called this.
    "We're tracking a space comet traveling in a space nebula approximately 3.5 space light years away."
    • Only one character uses the "space" prefix, who's extremely excited to travel into space and annoys the other characters by talking in this way.
  • Zig Zagged: A person at a call center gets a call from someone saying he can't find the space bar. The caller, rather than being someone hopeless with computers, is actually an astronaut on a space station trying to find a place to get some beer. The astronaut receives directions leading him there, says thanks, but wants advice about asking his girlfriend for more space.
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  • Averted: Even the word "spaceship" is replaced with a different term.
  • Enforced: The author wants to hammer in the idea that nobody is used to "conventional" items.
  • Lampshaded: "Yeah, it sometimes feels lazy to rely on that for naming the new equipment."
  • Invoked: "You know what, we're out the planet's atmosphere here! just to remind everybody, I'm putting space in front of everything."
  • Exploited: A voice recognition is set so that it will go off at "space bomb", as the rest of the people would only call it a "bomb" aside from the target.
  • Defied: "Just because you invented that gun in space does not make it the "space" equivalent. Just call it a damn gun."
  • Discussed: "I guess on a space factory they might just feel it's the easiest way to think up new names."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Equipment made in space isn't as sturdy or reliable due to zero gravity not making them strong enough to handle typical use.
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  • Reconstructed: Equipment made in zero gravity and a vacuum is invaluable to the tech of the future. Some materials would not be possible without these factors.
  • Played For Laughs: "Ow, you space kicked me in my space nuts!"
  • Played For Drama: A man cannot live on Earth due to a medical condition. He calls everything on his station this, to remind him of home in some form.

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