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21st Jun '17 10:28:37 AM KaiYves
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* In ''Literature/WhichWitch'', one of the witches creates a hole that is really bottomless, an admirable feat of dark magic. Of course, it is kind of impractical to have something like this in your garden.

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* In ''Literature/WhichWitch'', one of the witches creates a hole that is really bottomless, an admirable feat of dark magic. Of course, it is kind of impractical to have something like this in your garden. A LemonyNarrator tangent goes into some detail about how a bottomless pit is not the same as "a hole that [[DiggingToChina comes out in Australia]]."
30th May '17 10:03:50 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In the Treehouse of Horror episode "Clown Without Pity", Homer, who is trying to get rid of the Krusty The Clown doll that is trying to murder him, stuffs the doll in a sack of stinky socks, and goes to the local bottomless pit tossing the sack in (though it doesn't work). Played for laughs in that shortly after Homer disposes of the doll, a man throws down a box of nude photos of WhoopiGoldberg only for the pit to reject it, the box flying back up into the man's arms.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In the Treehouse of Horror episode "Clown Without Pity", Homer, who is trying to get rid of the Krusty The Clown doll that is trying to murder him, stuffs the doll in a sack of stinky socks, and goes to the local bottomless pit tossing the sack in (though it doesn't work). Played for laughs in that shortly after Homer disposes of the doll, a man throws down a box of nude photos of WhoopiGoldberg Creator/WhoopiGoldberg only for the pit to reject it, the box flying back up into the man's arms.
13th May '17 9:53:03 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' subverts this; bottomless pits (i.e. ones with no water or lava) are one of the few things that can't kill you. In fact, you frequently have to jump into them to get where you need to go.

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** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' subverts this; bottomless pits (i.e. ones with no water or lava) are one of the few things that can't kill or even harm you. In fact, you frequently have to jump into them to get where you need to go.
13th May '17 9:51:43 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' subverts this; bottomless pits (i.e. ones with no water or lava) are one of the few things that can't kill you. In fact, you frequently have to jump into them to get where you need to go.
29th Apr '17 12:37:55 PM nombretomado
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** Most of the ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' series averts bottomless pits because of a FridgeLogic problem. In most adventure games of the time (''ColossalCave'' in particular), pits were plentiful in dark areas to keep you from just stumbling through blind. They were in the original version of ''Zork'', but then someone pointed out this meant you could fall into a bottomless pit on the second floor of a house. The result, after much revision, was the grue. This is lampshaded in the prequel ''VideoGame/ZorkZero'', where you actually use magic to ''close'' the bottomless pits, forcing the grues that dwelled in them to find new hiding spots...

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** Most of the ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' series averts bottomless pits because of a FridgeLogic problem. In most adventure games of the time (''ColossalCave'' (''VideoGame/ColossalCave'' in particular), pits were plentiful in dark areas to keep you from just stumbling through blind. They were in the original version of ''Zork'', but then someone pointed out this meant you could fall into a bottomless pit on the second floor of a house. The result, after much revision, was the grue. This is lampshaded in the prequel ''VideoGame/ZorkZero'', where you actually use magic to ''close'' the bottomless pits, forcing the grues that dwelled in them to find new hiding spots...
25th Apr '17 1:35:03 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In a ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode where the trope YourMindMakesItReal is used excessively, Mr. Cat pushes Quack Quack into a "bottomless pit" and says things to fuel his imagination, so Quack Quack physically experiences being thrown into a bottomless pit.
24th Apr '17 5:05:27 AM Siempie
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** Speaking of boots, at one point while [[ItMakesSenseInContext Chell and GLaDOS are falling down a bottomless pit together]], [=GLaDOS=] chooses this time to deliver some exposition after snarking ''"since we are not going anywhere - well, we '''are''' going '''somewhere'''; alarmingly fast, actually..."''

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** Speaking of boots, at At one point while [[ItMakesSenseInContext Chell and GLaDOS are falling down a bottomless pit together]], [=GLaDOS=] chooses this to use that time to deliver some exposition after snarking ''"since we are exposition, but not before once again reminding everyone of her status as DeadpanSnarker.
-->'''[=GLaDOS=]:''' [[AC: Since it doesn't look like we're
going anywhere - well, we '''are''' ''are'' going '''somewhere'''; ''somewhere'', alarmingly fast, actually..."''actually... But since we're not busy other than that, here's a couple of facts.]]
12th Apr '17 12:03:23 PM Theriocephalus
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* The literal-minded citizens of Lancre in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' have a tourist attraction called The Place Where The Sun Does Not Shine. this is implied to be a bottomless pit, but apparently lots of unusual things show up there, such as undesirable jobs, improbable excuses and things which imply a degree of physical pain and discomfort.

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* The literal-minded citizens of Lancre in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' have a tourist attraction called The the Place Where The Sun Does Not Shine. this This is implied to be a bottomless pit, but apparently lots of unusual things show up there, such as undesirable jobs, improbable excuses and things which imply a degree of physical pain and discomfort.



* Parodied in TheSimpsons, The Treehouse of Horror episode "Clown Without Pity" Homer, who is trying to get rid of the Krusty The Clown doll that is trying to murder him, stuffs the doll in a sack of stinky socks, and goes to the local bottomless pit tossing the sack in (Though it doesn't work). Played for laughs that shortly after Homer disposes of the doll, a man throws down a box of nude photos of WhoopiGoldberg only for the pit to reject it, the box flying back up into the man's arms.

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* Parodied in TheSimpsons, The ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In the Treehouse of Horror episode "Clown Without Pity" Pity", Homer, who is trying to get rid of the Krusty The Clown doll that is trying to murder him, stuffs the doll in a sack of stinky socks, and goes to the local bottomless pit tossing the sack in (Though (though it doesn't work). Played for laughs in that shortly after Homer disposes of the doll, a man throws down a box of nude photos of WhoopiGoldberg only for the pit to reject it, the box flying back up into the man's arms.
10th Apr '17 1:28:11 AM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/KensLabyrinth'' has bottomless pits as well, though, since its engine is as two-dimensional as ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'', they're represented as sprites rather than parts of the level geometry. They come in two flavors: the first is basically your standard garden-variety hole in the ground. The second kind has [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and [[PortableHole moves around]]. Either way, move over one and you die. Enemies can fall down the permanent holes (yes, the living holes can, too). They won't, however, go down the moving holes.
1st Apr '17 8:56:34 AM wootzits
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* You can fall off the edge of the world and/or into a bottomless pit in almost every single area in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist Doing so will simply boot you back to the last landmark you passed.]]

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* You can fall off the edge of the world and/or into a bottomless pit in almost every single area in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist Doing so will simply boot you back to the last landmark you passed.]]]] Note that you [[ViolationOfCommonSense have]] to fall off once to get the "Terminal Velocity" achievement.
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