History Main / CannotCrossRunningWater

12th Dec '17 9:02:08 PM JapaneseTeeth
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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 RunningGag being that she makes cute nervious little nervous 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..."
28th Nov '17 6:39:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/SixteenWaysToKillAVampireAtMcdonalds'', one of the endings requires Lucy to figure out how to flood the McDonalds, which will send the vampire scrambling for the exit.

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* In ''VideoGame/SixteenWaysToKillAVampireAtMcdonalds'', one of the endings requires Lucy to figure out how to flood the McDonalds, UsefulNotes/McDonalds, which will send the vampire scrambling for the exit.
15th Nov '17 7:13:53 PM Generality
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* Discussed in ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' regarding how it applies to [[HeadlessHorseman dullahans]]. Kyouko and Tetsuo-sensei eventually come the conculusion that pre-modern dullahans probably gained with reputation because if they dropped their head while crossing running water they'd be pretty screwed.

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* Discussed in ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' regarding how it applies to [[HeadlessHorseman dullahans]]. Kyouko and Tetsuo-sensei eventually come to the conculusion conclusion that pre-modern dullahans probably gained with the reputation because if they dropped their head while crossing running water they'd be pretty screwed.
15th Nov '17 6:05:13 PM KnightofLsama
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* Discussed in ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' regarding how it applies to [[HeadlessHorseman dullahans]]. Kyouko and Tetsuo-sensei eventually come the conculusion that pre-modern dullahans probably gained with reputation because if they dropped their head while crossing running water they'd be pretty screwed.
27th Sep '17 9:42:49 AM Miss_Desperado
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* In ''VideoGame/SixteenWaysToKillAVampireAtMcdonalds'', one of the endings requires Lucy to figure out how to flood the McDonalds, which will send the vampire scrambling for the exit.
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.]]
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