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12th Nov '17 12:42:19 AM lillolillo
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** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'' gives several examples:

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** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'' ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'' gives several examples:
21st Oct '17 11:43:59 PM Tarbtano
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', one occurs from the high atmosphere at the end of the Grand King Ghidorah arc. However it's justified given the rescuers struggle with it and have to horizontally divert and gradually slow down the falling heroes to save them.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', one occurs from the high atmosphere at the end of the Grand King Ghidorah arc. However it's justified given the rescuers struggle with it it, and have to horizontally divert and gradually slow down the falling heroes to save them.
21st Oct '17 11:43:29 PM Tarbtano
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* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'', one occurs from the high atmosphere at the end of the Grand King Ghidorah arc. However it's justified given the rescuers struggle with it and have to horizontally divert and gradually slow down the falling heroes to save them.
9th Oct '17 12:08:15 PM Randomwaffle23
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* In ''[[FanWorks/NuzlockeComics Goddamn Critical Hits]]'', when Chomp evolves into a Vibrava, the disorientation caused by his [[SenseFreak newly-acquired sense of sight]] combines with his unfamiliarity with his [[LimbSensationFascination newly-acquired set of wings]] to send him careening off a cliff. Dusty unhelpfully advises that he use his wings to save himself, then catches him with [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] anyway just before he hits the ground.
12th Sep '17 11:22:01 AM lillolillo
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** But they at least try to avoid the NotTheFallThatKillsYou by having him grind his blade against the gears on a falling elevator to slow them down. How his sword is still in one piece after that? The world may never know.
*** Given that [[KatanasAreJustBetter swords]] in that series can cut through giant robots and deflect energy beams, using them as elevator brakes is just par for the course.
* In ''[[Manga/{{Appleseed}} Appleseed Ex Machina]]'', Deunan rams an enemy with her HumongousMecha, disengaging from it...about 300 meters above ''the ocean''. Luckily, she has two extremely reliable guys with jetpacks as her backup.

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** But they at least try to avoid the NotTheFallThatKillsYou by having him grind his blade against the gears on a falling elevator to slow them down. How his sword is still in one piece after that? The world may never know.
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Given that [[KatanasAreJustBetter swords]] in that series can cut through giant robots and deflect energy beams, using them as elevator brakes is just par for the course.
* In ''[[Manga/{{Appleseed}} Appleseed ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Ex Machina]]'', Machina'', Deunan rams an enemy with her HumongousMecha, disengaging from it...about 300 meters above ''the ocean''. Luckily, she has two extremely reliable guys with jetpacks as her backup.



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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel'', Supergirl rescues Buffy when she is thrown from the Sears Tower.
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* Luke Skywalker being caught by the Millennium Falcon at the climax of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though he didn't have more than several feet to fall anyways once the Falcon was hovering beneath him. (The fall he just took ''getting'' to that point is another story...)
** There's a variation in [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]], when the Millennium Falcon is damaged, falling towards a planet's surface with the engines coming back online too slowly, and four [=TIE=] Interceptors carefully matched velocities around it before each one hit the Falcon with grappling mags, slowing the descent to the point where the [=TIEs=] could fly it to a small hangar inside a cave.
* The Coruscant ChaseScene in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.

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Luke Skywalker being caught by the Millennium Falcon at the climax of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though he didn't have more than several feet to fall anyways once the Falcon was hovering beneath him. (The fall he just took ''getting'' to that point is another story...)
** ''Literature/HandOfThrawn '': There's a variation in [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision "Vision of the Future]], Future", when the Millennium Falcon is damaged, falling towards a planet's surface with the engines coming back online too slowly, and four [=TIE=] Interceptors carefully matched velocities around it before each one hit the Falcon with grappling mags, slowing the descent to the point where the [=TIEs=] could fly it to a small hangar inside a cave.
* ** The Coruscant ChaseScene in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.



** ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' had a field day with this one.
* The Ewoks diving from far above ''in a hang glider'' to make a midair catch.

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** ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' had a field day with this one.
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The Ewoks diving from far above ''in a hang glider'' to make a midair catch.
21st Aug '17 11:30:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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** There's a variation in [[HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]], when the Millennium Falcon is damaged, falling towards a planet's surface with the engines coming back online too slowly, and four [=TIE=] Interceptors carefully matched velocities around it before each one hit the Falcon with grappling mags, slowing the descent to the point where the [=TIEs=] could fly it to a small hangar inside a cave.

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** There's a variation in [[HandOfThrawn [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]], when the Millennium Falcon is damaged, falling towards a planet's surface with the engines coming back online too slowly, and four [=TIE=] Interceptors carefully matched velocities around it before each one hit the Falcon with grappling mags, slowing the descent to the point where the [=TIEs=] could fly it to a small hangar inside a cave.
18th Apr '17 9:01:57 PM Exusia
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has the beginning of Chapter 11, where Fang ''and'' Lightning summon [[TransformingMecha Bahamut]] to save the party after their airship is crippled

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' has the beginning of Chapter 11, where Fang ''and'' Lightning summon [[TransformingMecha Bahamut]] to save the party after their airship is crippledcrippled.


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* The first ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' has this at the end of Coordinate 136. Bat has just flown off with Sera in tow, when Cielo pulls a BigDamnHeroes, shoots Bat out of the sky, and catches Sera in midair.
25th Feb '17 10:13:55 PM Zef
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* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', Baloo dramatically rescues Kit this way after he's been thrown off a pirate airship.

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* In the pilot of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', Baloo dramatically rescues Kit this way after he's been thrown off a pirate airship. Mind, the airship was several hundred (if not a thousand) feet in the air, and not only did Baloo snag him by his sweater a couple dozen feet before hitting the water, he did so from the cockpit of a plane moving at the speed of sound --so not only was Kit's descent instantly arrested, he was horizontally accelerated to Mach 1 in a split second.
8th Feb '17 3:59:57 PM cuttlefishcrossbow
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* Happens frequently in ''WebOriginal/TheClockworkRaven''--due to its [[WorldInTheSky World In The Sky]] setting, "falling from a vast height" is the leading cause of near-death, beating out even "death by {{Dracolich}}."
16th Jan '17 12:45:44 PM ErebusElysium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' episode "Bittersweet Sixteen", when Jim electrocutes the Stalkling trying to carry him away, they both begin falling and Aaarrrgghh!!! is able to make it just in time to save him from hitting the rock-hard pavement by catching him in his arms.
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