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4th Nov '17 10:21:37 AM DracMonster
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* In ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'' it's possible to construct a trap to drop any heavy object onto whoever is underneath it at the right (or frequently wrong) moment. Anvils are preferred by some players.

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* In ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'' it's possible to construct a trap to drop any heavy object onto whoever is underneath it at the right (or frequently wrong) moment. Anvils are preferred by some players. Due to the peculiarities of the game's physics, they have about the same effect as in a cartoon, stunning the victim, but not generally doing serious damage.
28th Oct '17 2:18:51 PM TheBigBopper
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May have its origins in the real life practice of "anvil firing", which was used in America to celebrate the fourth of July: one anvil was placed upside down, a charge of gunpowder was placed in the hollow in the base, a fuse was laid leading out of it, and a second anvil was placed right-side-up atop the first. After everybody got far away and someone lit the fuse, they would watch the second anvil be launched high into the air, from which it necessarily had to fall back to earth. Obviously the real-life consequences of this trope place this FIRMLY in the category of DontTryThisAtHome, as a falling anvil could easily kill a person in real life.

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May have its origins in the real life practice of "anvil firing", which was used in America to celebrate the fourth of July: one anvil was placed laid upside down, down on the ground, a charge of gunpowder was placed in the hollow in the base, a fuse was laid leading out of it, and a second anvil was placed right-side-up atop the first. After everybody got far away and someone lit the fuse, they would watch the second anvil be launched high into the air, from which it necessarily had to fall back to earth. Obviously the real-life consequences of this trope place this FIRMLY in the category of DontTryThisAtHome, as a falling anvil could easily kill a person in real life.
28th Oct '17 2:17:50 PM TheBigBopper
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May have its origins in the real life practice of inverting an anvil, putting gunpowder in the hollow in the bottom, laying a fuse leading out of it, and then placing a second anvil right-side-up atop the first. This was used as a Fourth of July celebration. Obviously the real-life consequences of this trope place this FIRMLY in DontTryThisAtHome territory.

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May have its origins in the real life practice of inverting an anvil, putting "anvil firing", which was used in America to celebrate the fourth of July: one anvil was placed upside down, a charge of gunpowder was placed in the hollow in the bottom, laying base, a fuse was laid leading out of it, and then placing a second anvil was placed right-side-up atop the first. This was used as a Fourth of July celebration. After everybody got far away and someone lit the fuse, they would watch the second anvil be launched high into the air, from which it necessarily had to fall back to earth. Obviously the real-life consequences of this trope place this FIRMLY in DontTryThisAtHome territory.
the category of DontTryThisAtHome, as a falling anvil could easily kill a person in real life.
24th Jul '17 12:55:43 PM Gemser
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'': In the GainaxEnding, shortly after Polterguy [[spoiler:transformed into his human form again, a huge anvil, presumably produced by Vito Sardini's company, lands on Polterguy's head and makes him a ghost again.]]
3rd Jun '17 3:00:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for 3DS and WiiU, [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager's]] forward Smash has him/her dropping a bowling ball in front, which makes it a good move for edgeguarding.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for 3DS and WiiU, UsefulNotes/WiiU, [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager's]] forward Smash has him/her dropping a bowling ball in front, which makes it a good move for edgeguarding.
14th Apr '17 5:01:51 PM SkArcher
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* In ''Videogame/DwarfFortress'' it's possible to construct a trap to drop any heavy object onto whoever is underneath it at the right (or frequently wrong) moment. Anvils are preferred by some players.
10th Mar '17 9:39:21 AM Sonofstranger
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', Roger Retinz asks Apollo to come to his filming studio so they can animate cartoon anvils dropping on his head.
4th Mar '17 6:11:05 PM Chilliwack
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] ''hideously'' on ''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust''. An ordinary human being (as in, not a wacky cartoon character) has an anvil dropped on his head by an actual cartoon rabbit. The results are bloody, and the reactions of everyone nearby are harrowing.
20th Jan '17 11:08:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TexAvery's MGM shorts often had these as well. In ''BadLuckBlackie'', for instance, an anvil is but one of a series of hilariously improbable objects that fall on an unfortunate dog from above throughout the cartoon: flowerpots, a cash register, a piano, a safe, various large and heavy modes of transportation, and...[[KitchenSinkIncluded well, you know]].

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* Creator/TexAvery's MGM shorts often had these as well. In ''BadLuckBlackie'', ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'', for instance, an anvil is but one of a series of hilariously improbable objects that fall on an unfortunate dog from above throughout the cartoon: flowerpots, a cash register, a piano, a safe, various large and heavy modes of transportation, and...[[KitchenSinkIncluded well, you know]].
2nd Dec '16 8:32:35 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/IDidNOTGiveThatSpiderSuperhumanIntelligence'': She'll do it with anything heavy, but this is Goodnight's SignatureMove. She uses the [[MindOverMatter Push Rod]] to telekinetically toss something up, then just lets it fall onto people.
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