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20th Aug '17 8:36:32 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Children of the Night'' uses the same explanation, with the vampire dryly adding that one might as well say vampires can't cross major highways.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Children of the Night'' ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheNight'' uses the same explanation, with the vampire dryly adding that one might as well say vampires can't cross major highways.
3rd Aug '17 6:16:25 PM urutapu
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* This applies to the vampires of ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', but it's worded as them not being able to swim.
28th Jul '17 8:49:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/LandOfTheDead'': Subverted. Initially Pittsburgh is one of the last human cities defended from the zombie hordes because it's protected by rivers on two sides, which zombies are afraid to cross. Eventually an intelligent zombie named Big Daddy dares to take the plunge and leads the rest across the river by [[WalkDontSwim walking on the bottom]].

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* ''Film/LandOfTheDead'': Subverted. Initially Pittsburgh is one of the last human cities defended from the zombie hordes because it's protected by rivers on two sides, sides (the third being a fortified perimeter), which zombies are afraid to cross. Eventually an intelligent zombie named Big Daddy dares to take the plunge and leads the rest across the river by [[WalkDontSwim walking on the bottom]].
18th Jul '17 5:21:26 PM raulbucktooth
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* ''Film/LandOfTheDead'': Subverted. Initially Pittsburg is one of the last human cities defended from the zombie hordes because it's protected by rivers on two sides, which zombies are afraid to cross. Eventually an intelligent zombie named Big Daddy dares to take the plunge and leads the rest across the river by [[WalkDontSwim walking on the bottom]].

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* ''Film/LandOfTheDead'': Subverted. Initially Pittsburg Pittsburgh is one of the last human cities defended from the zombie hordes because it's protected by rivers on two sides, which zombies are afraid to cross. Eventually an intelligent zombie named Big Daddy dares to take the plunge and leads the rest across the river by [[WalkDontSwim walking on the bottom]].
18th Jul '17 10:59:05 AM DracoKanji
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** One of many weaknesses overcome by the de Magpyr family in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum''. The family's patriarch overcomes the neuroses of their kind with ''self-help techniques''. [[spoiler:It all falls apart when Granny Weatherwax causes them to relapse.]]
1st Jul '17 8:54:21 AM ultimomant
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* The Sunney Towne Wraiths in ''Fanfic/IGuessItDoesntMatterAnyMore''are disrupted by running water, inconveniencing them even if they try to cross by riding in a truck over a bridge, and making it almost impossible for them to cross under their own power.

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* The Sunney Towne Wraiths in ''Fanfic/IGuessItDoesntMatterAnyMore''are ''Fanfic/IGuessItDoesntMatterAnyMore'' are disrupted by running water, inconveniencing them even if they try to cross by riding in a truck over a bridge, and making it almost impossible for them to cross under their own power.
1st Jul '17 8:53:45 AM ultimomant
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* The Sunney Towne Wraiths in WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony novelette Fanfiction/IGuessItDoesntMatterAnyMore are disrupted by running water, inconveniencing them even if they try to cross by riding in a truck over a bridge, and making it almost impossible for them to cross under their own power.

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* The Sunney Towne Wraiths in WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony novelette Fanfiction/IGuessItDoesntMatterAnyMore are ''Fanfic/IGuessItDoesntMatterAnyMore''are disrupted by running water, inconveniencing them even if they try to cross by riding in a truck over a bridge, and making it almost impossible for them to cross under their own power.
13th Jun '17 9:17:18 AM Medinoc
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', water is one of the most powerful magical anti-agents, and running water can cancel out spells easily. In one book, a villain is able to completely disable Harry from spellcasting by suspending him under a sprinkler, with one of the in-series justifications/handwaves being the weaker, or less skilled, you are, the more water affects you. [[note]]Iron is a similar weakness for The Fae; there have been a few that have ''rusted iron in their presence'' -- Harry not only didn't attack them, but [[SarcasmFailure was respectful as all get out]].[[/note]] Carlos Ramirez is notable in using 'water magic' as the basis for his offensive spells.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', water is one of the most powerful magical anti-agents, and running water can cancel out spells easily. In one book, a villain is able to completely disable Harry from spellcasting by suspending him under a sprinkler, with one of the in-series justifications/handwaves being the weaker, or less skilled, you are, the more water affects you. [[note]]Iron is a similar weakness for The Fae; there have been a few that have ''rusted iron ''[[CrossMeltingAura rusted iron]] in their presence'' -- Harry not only didn't attack them, but [[SarcasmFailure was respectful as all get out]].[[/note]] Carlos Ramirez is notable in using 'water magic' as the basis for his offensive spells.
25th Apr '17 12:38:56 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' exaggerates this trope while still [[PlayedForLaughs playing it for laughs]]. Vampires in this setting are bothered by ''any'' fair-sized body of water, running or not. As with all vampire weaknesses, [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]] Youko Shiragami's reaction is lessened: she can cross the ocean or swim in a pool, but doing so freaks her out[[note]]The RunningGag being that she makes cute nervious little noises ("Uwow, uwow...") while doing so[[/note]]. Her full-blooded father Genjirou, however, can't even manage that; in one story he tried to cross the ocean to [[OverprotectiveDad keep Youko from messing around with boys]], but ended up crashing down after a few meters...while saying "Uwow, uwow..."

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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' exaggerates this trope while still [[PlayedForLaughs playing it for laughs]]. Vampires in this setting are bothered by ''any'' fair-sized body of water, running or not. As with all vampire weaknesses, [[{{Dhampyr}} half-vampire]] Youko Shiragami's reaction is lessened: she can cross the ocean or swim in a pool, but doing so freaks her out[[note]]The out.[[note]]The RunningGag being that she makes cute nervious little noises ("Uwow, uwow...") while doing so[[/note]]. so.[[/note]] Her full-blooded father Genjirou, however, can't even manage that; in one story he tried to cross the ocean to [[OverprotectiveDad keep Youko from messing around with boys]], but ended up crashing down after a few meters...while saying "Uwow, uwow..."
22nd Apr '17 4:22:16 PM Generality
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', water is one of the most powerful magical anti-agents, and running water can cancel out spells easily. In one book, a villain is able to completely disable Harry from spellcasting by suspending him under a sprinkler.[[note]]With one of the in-series justifications/handwaves being the weaker, or less skilled, you are, the more water affects you. (Iron is a similar weakness for The Fae; there have been a few that have ''rusted iron in their presence'' -- Harry not only didn't attack them, but [[SarcasmFailure
Was respectful as all get out]].) Carlos Ramirez is noted as using 'water magic' as the basis for his offensive spells.[[/note]]

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', water is one of the most powerful magical anti-agents, and running water can cancel out spells easily. In one book, a villain is able to completely disable Harry from spellcasting by suspending him under a sprinkler.[[note]]With sprinkler, with one of the in-series justifications/handwaves being the weaker, or less skilled, you are, the more water affects you. (Iron [[note]]Iron is a similar weakness for The Fae; there have been a few that have ''rusted iron in their presence'' -- Harry not only didn't attack them, but [[SarcasmFailure
Was
[[SarcasmFailure was respectful as all get out]].) [[/note]] Carlos Ramirez is noted as notable in using 'water magic' as the basis for his offensive spells.[[/note]]
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