History Main / AirVentPassageway

24th May '18 9:22:30 PM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. In "Eclipse", Flash is being chased through the Watchtower by a possessed Superman. He does an AirVentEscape but [[FakeoutEscape leaves a door open to the corridor outside]]. Naturally Superman assumes Flash would rely on his SuperSpeed rather than [[BoringButPractical crawl slowly through the air ducts]].
24th May '18 7:18:59 PM N1KF
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Played straight in a book based on the DonkeyKongCountry series, Donkey Kong was trying to get to a room containing an auto defense system in a building being built by Kremlings. As he tries to think of a way to get to the 8th floor without being seen, he hears guards coming, and goes into a nearby ventilation shaft. It's big enough to crawl through, and even has signs pointing him in the right direction.

to:

* Played straight in a book based on the DonkeyKongCountry ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series, Donkey Kong was trying to get to a room containing an auto defense system in a building being built by Kremlings. As he tries to think of a way to get to the 8th floor without being seen, he hears guards coming, and goes into a nearby ventilation shaft. It's big enough to crawl through, and even has signs pointing him in the right direction.
20th May '18 8:36:36 PM buckykattlove
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'' they use the Garderobe to infiltrate the castle.
17th May '18 10:13:30 PM Doodler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In the first two seasons, Ezra Bridger spends a ''lot'' of time crawling around in ducts. The fact that he's a scrawny, underfed teenager helps a great deal. By Season 3 he's had a growth spurt, [[RealityEnsues so he can't do this anymore]].

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In the first two seasons, Ezra Bridger spends a ''lot'' of time crawling around in ducts. The fact that he's a scrawny, underfed teenager helps a great deal. By Season 3 he's had a growth spurt, [[RealityEnsues so he can't do this anymore]]. [[spoiler:Oddly enough, serves as a CallBack in the series finale, when Ezra decides to sacrifice himself he escapes the room through the air ducts, even noting "one last time" as he does.]]
14th May '18 6:35:19 PM DiamondJim
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Used by Havitol to steal IRAC in "IRAC Is Missing".
10th May '18 5:54:32 AM johnnye
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Some large universities (MIT and Caltech in particular) have longstanding "steam tunnel spelunkers" clubs, who often use air ducts (among other things) for exploring, getting around campus quickly, or pulling off pranks. Readers of this trope should be advised that [[DontTryThisAtHome this is]] '''[[DontTryThisAtHome extremely]]''' [[DontTryThisAtHome dangerous]], not to mention illegal -- steam tunnels are usually hot, cramped, and frequently criss-crossed by scalding-hot piping, and explorers face trespassing charges and possible academic sanctions if they're discovered within.

to:

Some large universities (MIT and Caltech in particular) have longstanding "steam tunnel spelunkers" clubs, who often use air ducts (among other things) for exploring, getting around campus quickly, or pulling off pranks. Readers of this trope should be advised that [[DontTryThisAtHome this is]] '''[[DontTryThisAtHome extremely]]''' [[DontTryThisAtHome dangerous]], not to mention illegal -- steam tunnels are usually hot, cramped, and frequently criss-crossed by scalding-hot piping, and explorers face trespassing charges and possible academic sanctions if they're discovered within.
within[[labelnote:*]]In other words, [[Literature/HarryPotter you could get killed -- or worse, expelled!]][[/labelnote]].
9th May '18 5:59:11 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Naturally ''Film/AntMan'' finds this trope easier than others, but a ProperlyParanoid BigBad puts micromesh across the ventilators, so our hero has to get inside the building first [[DownTheDrain via the water pipes]].

to:

* Naturally ''Film/AntMan'' finds this trope easier than others, other heroes, but a ProperlyParanoid BigBad puts micromesh across the ventilators, so our hero has to get inside the building first [[DownTheDrain via the water pipes]].
9th May '18 5:53:44 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Cat and the Claw, part one", ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} uses the air vents to escape from the Multigon offices.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Cat and the Claw, part one", ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} uses the air vents to escape from the Multigon offices.offices.
** In "Joker's Millions", Harley Quinn tries to escape from Arkham by going down the laundry chute. The guards ask WhoWouldBeStupidEnough to try one of TheOldestTricksInTheBook. AnswerCut to Harley whirling round and round in the laundry machine.
7th May '18 4:36:48 AM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Naturally ''Film/AntMan'' finds this trope easier than others, but a ProperlyParanoid BigBad puts micromesh across the ventilators, so our hero has to get inside the building first [[DownTheDrain via the water pipes]].
4th May '18 3:12:54 PM MayaOoue
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Danny in ''VideoGame/AngelsofDeath'', after iniciting the building auto-destruction and the stairs just coudn't be an option. He appears out of nowhere and [[spoiler: shoots Rachel]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 644. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.AirVentPassageway