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Nightmare Sphere

Evil Sphere is an ability in Dawn of Sorrow. It can be obtained by gaining dominance over Malachi's soul and it allows Soma Cruz to summon a large dark sphere that slowly travels forward, destroying everything in its path.

Nightmare Sphere

In the game's opening sequence, Malachi attempts to attack Soma using this ability, although he dodges the sphere and manages to impale Malachi instead, absorbing its soul in the process. Soma later utilizes the attack on Dmitrii Blinov and Dario Bossi when they and Celia Fortner arrive to ambush him, although Dario evades the attack while Dmitrii, taking the full brunt of the attack, proceeds to copy it.

With the rise of industrialization we began to experience the effects of waste products from production processes and the pollution caused by them. In the digital sphere, these waste products were not poured directly into the environment around us but ended up collected and stored in these giant server towns run by a few large companies.

-Eternal Nightmare: By taking somebody and looking him in the eyes deeply, the entity can make its victim fall into a an illusion during which he lives his worsts nightmares, the illusion lasts as long as the entity is active, while the person's mind is affected by this strong illusion, he/she cannot move from an inch, completely disabling him/her during a battle. Only one person at a time can be affected by this technique, furthermore any physical damage sustained by the target under the illusion or a strong will might break it.

-Nightmare Sphere: By surrounding darkness all around him, the entity can create an area full of shadow where he can freely lurk to attack the people caught in it. The persons trapped in this sphere can't hear or see anything, furthermore, the attacks of the entity in the sphere are way stronger because of the complete darkness of the area.

The only answer to this disordered melange of plot-points is the enormous golden orb the craft has brought back from its exploration of deep space. "That's a perfect sphere," says Fielding, "... a message in itself," prompting allusions from those assembled to Zen Mythology and the drawing of a perfect circle by Renaissance artist Giotto di Bondone (circa 1267-1337) and thereby activating fears of the artefact's being "a Trojan horse". "It's reflecting everything but us," says Goodman of the sphere's writhing, mercury-like surface. "Whatever it is, it's alien," says US Navy Captain Harold Barnes (Coyote).

These first forty minutes or so of Sphere are entertaining enough: the film is all-too-obviously intended as an underwater knock-off of Alien (1979) and one moreover which trails in the wake of James Cameron's First Contact-in-the-ocean thriller The Abyss (1989), but the Humour the A-list cast manages to inject into the interplay of their characters soon gives way to the cumulative absurdity of the Metaphysics of their reactions to the Mysterious Stranger who seems to reside at the heart of the sphere. The more the film tries to explain "what is really going on", the more Sphere reveals how little it really has to say about human agency and motivation, its own relationship to the SF Megatext, or even its fragmentary rapport with the rest of science fiction Cinema. The giant squid from Jules Verne's Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (1870 trans Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas 1872) that forms such an integral part of the Michael Crichton novel Sphere (1987) is here reduced to an offscreen Monster, an elision that is the result, one would assume, of the same budgetary constraints that halted shooting on Sphere between October 1996 and March 1997, during which time star Hoffmann and director Levinson worked on Media Landscape satire Wag the Dog (1997), a far more persuasive examination of how power dynamics affect points of view. Paul W S Anderson's nightmare-sphere-in-the-hull-of-a-ship movie Event Horizon (1997) arranges its Horror in SF Clichés to far more atmospheric effect, and Sphere's "let's just agree to forget everything that happened" denouement pretty much obviates its plot, even if it does not quite contradict the central Time Paradox described by Harry Adams. The film suffers even more by comparison to the analysis of the tension between human intentionality and scientific objectivity at the heart of the adaptations by Andrei Tarkovsky and Steven Soderbergh of the Stanisław Lem novel Solaris (1961; trans 1970; new trans 2011 ebook) (see Solaris [1971; 2002] for more), the themes of which seem to inform Sphere's depiction of the guilty feelings psychologist Goodman harbours about Halperin's attempt at suicide when he broke off their affair.

His most damaging attack by far is his blue beam. You will know it's coming when his sphere comes out and white lines start flowing across the floor. AT this time, try your best to either get on top of him, or behind him. If you are behind him, be ready to jump over it, as he will keep it out for awhile. The farther back the fight, the longer he keeps it out. In the third fight, he will keep it out for a good five seconds, so be wary.

Damaging him is fairly simple, or so it would seem. With the runes lit, he will often let his sphere out. It is a bigger orb than the ones that shoot you, and it has runes on it. Attack it, and it will shatter more and more until he dies. Getting on top of him is best for this, but Air Raid is good too. Don't use Ifrit in this fight, as it's too slow. If you do go inside him and come out alive, he will lose one quarter of his life. That is a lot, but it's hard work. There's also the chance of green orbs from the monsters in him.

With this nightmare gone, head outside to the broken bridge and get to the other side. Notice that if you did not take the red orbs earlier, they got a whole lot bigger this time around! Investigate the plate that looks like the Staff of Hermes and activate two pictures.

Before the Webb telescope came online, the prevailing theory in this terrifying tale was that alien civilizations had constructed what are known as "Dyson spheres," an early 20th century speculative technology that would allow all the energy of a star to be trapped inside a shell as a source of energy.

As Dream prepared to leave his kingdom, the Dreaming, in search of a rogue nightmare known as The Corinthian, he was approached by Lucienne, who was concerned that he may not make it back. As powerful as he was in his own realm, dreams rarely survived in the waking world. Nightmares, on the other hand, seemed to thrive there.

The following morning, it was up to Alex to clean up the mess left behind from his father's gathering. However, when he stumbled across a couple guards discussing shift change, he volunteered to watch over Dream until day shift arrived. Alone in the house, Alex headed down into the cellar, where he asked Dream if he was alright in the glass sphere, realizing immediately after how silly the question was. Alex apologized on behalf of his father and asked if Dream could in fact bring his brother back. Should he comply, Alex claimed he would let Dream out. Unaware that his father stood in the doorway, Roderick dragged Alex upstairs and warned him against speaking to Dream ever again. He then noticed Jessamy outside the window and grabbed a shotgun, instructing Alex to kill the bird and prove his loyalty.

Jessamy sneaked inside of Roderick's home and set the couch on fire with a match to provide a distraction, allowing her to make her way downstairs and attempt to free Dream. Separated by the glass sphere, Jessamy attempted to break Dream free, but she was killed instantly, and her blood splattered all across the sphere after being shot by Alex, who was immediately scolded by his father, fearing that he could have shattered the glass.

The following day, Sykes reported to Roderick that Ethel fled with the pouch, the helmet, the ruby, and the grimoire, as well as $200,000 in cash. Roderick instructed Sykes to find her immediately before heading down into the cellar to inform Dream that Ethel robbed him of his fortune, as well as Dream's vestments. He offered to release Dream so that he could retrieve his stolen items, but only if he first granted Roderick wealth, youth, and immortality. However, Morpheus refused to even acknowledge him. Alex attempted to calm his father, but Roderick then turned his frustrations on his son, swinging his cane at Alex, who not only dodged his father's attack, but shoved him back so forcefully that he hit his head on the sphere and died. With his final breath, he exclaimed that Dream would never be free. Alex then looked over to Dream himself, nearly touching hands with him, the only thing separating them the thick glass of the sphere.

Many years later, a now elderly Alex visited Dream in the cellar for the final time, explaining that all he ever wanted was to be freed of Dream, who still, after a hundred years trapped in the sphere, had refused to speak a single word. Paul joined them with Alex's wheelchair and pushed his lover back upstairs, breaking the seal around the sphere in the process.

With the protection seal broken, Dream forced one of the guards to fall asleep, allowing him to gain access to the guard's mind and manipulate him into shooting the sphere, shattering the glass, thus releasing Dream. The guards drew their weapons and instructed him to open his hands. He complied and blew a handful of sand into both of their faces, rendering them both unconscious.

t wasn't until the year 4.5 billion or so (reckoning from the birth of the planet) that an earthly life form managed to hurl some stuff into orbit -- beyond the atmosphere, to permanent residence in outer space, high enough to look down and see our tiny globe for what it is.

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