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13th Jan '18 8:56:23 PM Angeldeb82
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* Present in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', but instead of being a OneHitKO, they do damage like anything else and then shoot the boys back up to solid ground. They even respect MercyInvincibility.

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* Present in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', but instead of being a OneHitKO, OneHitKill, they do damage like anything else and then shoot the boys back up to solid ground. They even respect MercyInvincibility.
4th Jan '18 10:13:04 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' has them ''all around you''. Your character is on a level suspended over mid-air, so falling off FloatingPlatforms or the terrain itself could spell certain death.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' has them ''all around you''. Your character is on a level suspended over mid-air, so falling off FloatingPlatforms or the terrain itself could spell certain death. Thankfully, EdgeGravity is in play on most terrain with a "border" so as to prevent falling off via walking the wrong direction.
2nd Dec '17 1:03:45 AM JackG
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* A strange variant occurs in the novel ''Chindi'' aboard a massive alien space ship when a character fall into a deep shaft. The others think that he fell to his death until he suddenly flies back upwards past them, only to come back down again, repeat. They realize that the source of gravity onboard the ship is near the center and that he is flying through it only to slow enough before hitting the other side and be pulled back. They eventually devise a way to get him out of there safely.

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* A strange variant occurs in the novel ''Chindi'' ''[[Literature/PriscillaHutchins Chindi]]'' aboard a massive alien space ship when a character fall falls into a deep shaft. The others think that he fell to his death until he suddenly flies back upwards past them, only to come back down again, repeat. They realize that the source of gravity onboard the ship is near the center and that he is flying through it only to slow enough before hitting the other side and be pulled back. They eventually devise a way to get him out of there safely.safely.
* In ''Literature/ConsiderPhlebas'' these serve as launch tubes in an abandoned underground missile system. During a shoot-out someone falls inside and when the protagonist peeks over the edge, he can see the flare of their energy weapon getting smaller and smaller as the soldier is still falling. Later when he has to carry a prisoner down the same shaft (using an anti-gravity harness) she asks him to shoot her first if he's forced to drop her for any reason.
28th Oct '17 9:38:08 PM ZerroDefex
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* A strange variant occurs in the novel ''Chindi'' aboard a massive alien space ship when a character fall into a deep shaft. The others think that he fell to his death until he suddenly flies back upwards past them, only to come back down again, repeat. They realize that the source of gravity onboard the ship is near the center and that he is flying through it only to slow enough before hitting the other side and be pulled back. They eventually devise a way to get him out of there safely.
16th Oct '17 9:39:07 AM case
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* Present in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'', but instead of being a OneHitKO, they do damage like anything else and then shoot the boys back up to solid ground. They even respect MercyInvincibility.
9th Sep '17 5:24:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'', water (in any level) is a bottomless pit.

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* In ''[[BackyardSports ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]'', water (in any level) is a bottomless pit.
12th Aug '17 11:24:46 AM wingedcatgirl
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* In ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'', holding right on a second controller as Mega Man falls into a bottomless pit will allow you to be able to jump back out of it, or stay down there for a while to become invincible. However, Dr. Wily's castle has no bottomless pits anywhere.



** Later on in ''3'', there are two situations which require you to have a fully power up Rush Jet, one over a long Bottomless Pit, the other over a long stretch of SpikesOfDoom (''2'' also did this in Wily Stage 2), if you have run out of juice after the PointOfNoReturn, the stage is {{Unwinnable}} unless you lose all your lives and start over. And you've got various GoddamnedBats (dragonflies, bees, parachuters, etc) bombarding you all the way.
*** But thankfully, if you kept jumping as you flew on the Rush Jet, you wouldn't actually [[GoodBadBug deplete his power]].
** And while other games may have had it as well, the Mega Man series is the one that brought the concept of 'Killer Spikes' to the forefront of gamer consciousness - made all the more confusing because the titular character is a robot, yet he dies instantly if he touches a spike.

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** Later on in ''3'', there are two situations which require you to have a fully power up powered Rush Jet, one over a long Bottomless Pit, the other over a long stretch of SpikesOfDoom (''2'' also did this in Wily Stage 2), if you have run out of juice after the PointOfNoReturn, the stage is {{Unwinnable}} unless you lose all your lives and start over. And you've got various GoddamnedBats (dragonflies, bees, parachuters, etc) bombarding you all the way.
*** But thankfully, ** Incidentally, ''3'' accidentally left in a debug feature that lets Mega Man survive at the bottom of these pits if you kept jumping as you flew hold Right on the Rush Jet, second controller. If you wouldn't actually [[GoodBadBug deplete his power]].
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run out of health while other games may have had it as well, in this state, you also become invincible (but you can't shoot the Mega Man series is the one that brought the concept of 'Killer Spikes' to the forefront of gamer consciousness - made all the more confusing because the titular character is a robot, yet he dies instantly if he touches a spike.Buster anymore).
31st Jul '17 5:50:49 PM KillerClowns
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* As an isometric RPG, these don't show up as a gameplay element in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}''. However, Tunon's court is surrounded by such pits, oozing inky black darkness, and it's said he occasionally lobs people into them as a form of execution.
10th Jul '17 10:07:05 PM Cresset
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** A handful of dungeons in ''VideoGame/{{The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion}}'' have dark chasms. They're not literally bottomless, so if an essential (unkillable) NPC falls into one of those, they'll spent the rest of their existence being [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential knocked unconscious repeatedly]].
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]]."
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