History Main / CatchAFallingStar

13th Nov '16 12:36:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A rather realistic version in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Hunter's Moon," when Comicbook/{{Vixen}} has been dropped from thousands of feet above the ground. Vigilante flies an aircraft under her, and clearly matches her velocity - she actually has to reach down and grab onto the diving craft. Helping out is that Vixen has superhuman resilience and the vehicle is a spacecraft which almost certainly has Inertial Dampening.

to:

* A rather realistic version in the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "Hunter's Moon," when Comicbook/{{Vixen}} has been dropped from thousands of feet above the ground. Vigilante flies an aircraft under her, and clearly matches her velocity - she actually has to reach down and grab onto the diving craft. Helping out is that Vixen has superhuman resilience and the vehicle is a spacecraft which almost certainly has Inertial Dampening.
9th Nov '16 10:54:25 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'' #1, a serial killer manipulates a crane to lift a student and drop him onto a group of steel spikes, but Linda grabs the boy before he gets impaled.
29th Oct '16 5:04:44 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Detective Comics #508-510'', Barbara Gordon alias Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} gets thrown off a building. [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8vbraq4Bs1qbujox.jpg Supergirl shows up out of nowhere, catches Barbara and transports her to safety]].

to:

** In ''Detective Comics #508-510'', #508'', Barbara Gordon alias Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} gets thrown off a building. [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8vbraq4Bs1qbujox.jpg Supergirl shows up out of nowhere, catches Barbara and transports her to safety]].


Added DiffLines:

** In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', Linda saves an unconscious Kara who has just been dropped by a pterosaur.
28th Oct '16 9:49:22 AM Tron80
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:284:[[ComicBook/{{Superman}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/supes_catches_lois.png]]]]

to:

[[quoteright:284:[[ComicBook/{{Superman}} [[quoteright:284:[[Franchise/{{Superman}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/supes_catches_lois.png]]]]



* Subverted with Comicbook/SpiderMan and [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy]]. She is thrown from the George Washington Bridge by the Green Goblin and Spidey snags her with a strand of webbing to break her fall. She dies of a broken neck due to whiplash caused by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the sudden stop]].
* In Creator/KurtBusiek's "Walking the Earth" storyline in Franchise/{{Superman}}, Kal-El Actually manages to stop a young girl from jumping in the first place. He still would've caught her if she had, but it seems especially sweet that he went up to talk to her instead of waiting for her to jump.

to:

* Subverted with Comicbook/SpiderMan Franchise/SpiderMan and [[ILetGwenStacyDie Gwen Stacy]].Stacy in ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied''. She is thrown from the George Washington Bridge by the Green Goblin and Spidey snags her with a strand of webbing to break her fall. She dies of a broken neck due to whiplash caused by [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the sudden stop]].
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** In ''Detective Comics #508-510'', Barbara Gordon alias Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} gets thrown off a building. [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8vbraq4Bs1qbujox.jpg Supergirl shows up out of nowhere, catches Barbara and transports her to safety]].
** In ''New 52 Superman #6'', a Superman doppelganger drops Comicbook/JimmyOlsen off a building. However, Kara -who had come to Metropolis to talk with her cousin- [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/13/132823/4349582-kara-superman6.jpg catches Jimmy]].
** In ''New 52 Comicbook/ActionComics #35'', Superman gets shot down and knocked down while flying back to Earth and falls to the planet. Then Kara streaks up to him and carries him to the ground.
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Supergirl and Bleez are flying together. Suddenly Bleez falls down, and Kara quickly grabs her hand and carries her to the ground safely.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
**
In Creator/KurtBusiek's "Walking the Earth" storyline in Franchise/{{Superman}}, Kal-El Actually manages to stop a young girl from jumping in the first place. He still would've caught her if she had, but it seems especially sweet that he went up to talk to her instead of waiting for her to jump.



* Mentioned in ''Marvel Team-Up'' #20, where BlackPanther tries to catch a falling Comicbook/SpiderMan by hanging from the Avengers Quinjet and grabbing the hero as he passes by. He notes that if he misjudges Spider-Man's speed or mistimes the catch by even a second, both of them will be killed instantly.

to:

* Mentioned in ''Marvel Team-Up'' #20, where BlackPanther Comicbook/BlackPanther tries to catch a falling Comicbook/SpiderMan by hanging from the Avengers Quinjet and grabbing the hero as he passes by. He notes that if he misjudges Spider-Man's speed or mistimes the catch by even a second, both of them will be killed instantly.
21st Aug '16 11:24:47 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is done twice in the ''DSBTInsaniT'' episode 'Beach Brawl'. First is when Shawn catches Asia after Sand Snake knocks her into the air, second is when Bill 2 catches Whitney after Cell explodes.

to:

* This is done twice in the ''DSBTInsaniT'' ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'' episode 'Beach Brawl'. First is when Shawn catches Asia after Sand Snake knocks her into the air, second is when Bill 2 catches Whitney after Cell explodes.
25th Jul '16 11:50:45 AM Someoneman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Superman does this in virtually every movie in some form or another. In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', his catch of an entire powerless airplane somewhat inverts the usual trope in that it is the man who catches the vehicle. It is also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and arguably the best scene in the movie.

to:

* Superman does this in virtually every movie in some form or another. In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', his catch of an entire powerless airplane somewhat inverts the usual trope in that it is the man who catches the vehicle. It is also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome and arguably the best scene in the movie.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Yuna summons Valefor ''in midair'' to catch her as she falls off the tower in Bevelle. Sure, physics might not work that way, but hey, it's ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Besides, ''damn'', [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome that was awesome.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} 2'', Nowe seems to be in the habit of jumping off of high places on purpose simply because he knows that Legna will catch him. He also gets to play hero by doing this: Manah falls off a cliff, Nowe jumps off after her, lands on Legna, and the pair of them race downwards until they're beneath Manah, where Nowe catches her safely in his arms. It's not quite a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, considering some of the things Nowe gets to do later in the game, but it's pretty close.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Yuna summons Valefor ''in midair'' to catch her as she falls off the tower in Bevelle. Sure, physics might not work that way, but hey, it's ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Besides, ''damn'', [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome that was awesome.]]
''Franchise/FinalFantasy''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} 2'', Nowe seems to be in the habit of jumping off of high places on purpose simply because he knows that Legna will catch him. He also gets to play hero by doing this: Manah falls off a cliff, Nowe jumps off after her, lands on Legna, and the pair of them race downwards until they're beneath Manah, where Nowe catches her safely in his arms. It's not quite a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, considering some of the things Nowe gets to do later in the game, but it's pretty close.



** This comes up no later than the second episode of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the Nickelodeon cartoon]], where Don saves April from falling out of a helicopter. It doesn't make quite as much sense as the above example, [[RuleOfCool but it certainly]] ''[[AwesomeMoments is]]'' [[AwesomeMoments cool.]]

to:

** This comes up no later than the second episode of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the Nickelodeon cartoon]], where Don saves April from falling out of a helicopter. It doesn't make quite as much sense as the above example, [[RuleOfCool example, but it certainly]] ''[[AwesomeMoments is]]'' [[AwesomeMoments cool.certainly ''is'' [[RuleOfCoolcool.]]
1st Jul '16 10:29:36 AM CoinCollector
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Mirage manages to do this ''twice'' more in episode 13 - the first time by grabbing Hayate and taking him to safety after he ejects, and the second time by stopping Freja's freefall.

to:

*** Mirage manages to do this ''twice'' more in episode 13 - the first time by grabbing Hayate and taking him to safety after he ejects, and the second time by stopping Freja's Freyja's freefall.
1st Jul '16 10:27:39 AM CoinCollector
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Mirage manages to do this ''twice'' more in episode 13 - the first time by grabbing Hayate and taking him to safety after he ejects, and the second time by stopping Freja's freefall.
7th Jun '16 11:40:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', Mirage pulls this off to save Freyja and Hayate. While the latter two are ''still in a Valkyrie''.

to:

** In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', Mirage pulls this off to save Freyja and Hayate. While the latter two are ''still in a Valkyrie''.By catching ''the Valkyrie'' they're in.
7th Jun '16 11:39:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': Minmay falls from Hikaru's Valkyrie during the attack on South Ataria Island, and Hikaru not only does a power dive to save her, but manages to open the jet canopy, pull her in, close the canopy, and pull up in time.
** This was referenced in a similar scene in the new series, ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. Said homage is slightly modified in that Ranka wasn't falling, but she was being pulled ''up'' into the vacuum of space due to a shattered dome, thus she was in danger of ending up ThrownOutTheAirlock.

to:

* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
**
''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': Minmay falls from Hikaru's Valkyrie during the attack on South Ataria Island, and Hikaru not only does a power dive to save her, but manages to open the jet canopy, pull her in, close the canopy, and pull up in time.
** *** This was referenced in a similar scene in the new series, ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. Said homage is slightly modified in that Ranka wasn't falling, but she was being pulled ''up'' into the vacuum of space due to a shattered dome, thus she was in danger of ending up ThrownOutTheAirlock.


Added DiffLines:

** In ''Anime/MacrossDelta'', Mirage pulls this off to save Freyja and Hayate. While the latter two are ''still in a Valkyrie''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 56. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.CatchAFallingStar