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27th Aug '16 4:55:10 PM Temmere
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-->"My last hope, the 'ceiling cling'."



-->"My last hope, the 'ceiling cling'."
27th Aug '16 4:42:59 PM Temmere
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* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} did this in an early issue of ''Uncanny X-Men'' when facing the Hellfire Club.
14th Aug '16 4:03:24 PM StFan
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-->-- '''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'''

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-->-- '''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'''
'''Kim Possible''', ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''



* Rider of VisualNovel/FateStayNight majors in adhesive acrobatics, with a minor in flight. She prefers to attack from impossible angles, since her actual combat ability leaves much to be desired. Her ceiling cling allows her to stab down into the base of Shirou's neck, from above ''and'' behind.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''

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* Rider of VisualNovel/FateStayNight ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' majors in adhesive acrobatics, with a minor in flight. She prefers to attack from impossible angles, since her actual combat ability leaves much to be desired. Her ceiling cling allows her to stab down into the base of Shirou's neck, from above ''and'' behind.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':



* Sōsuke in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' almost gets away with this. It would have worked if the robots did not have the smarts to: TURN AROUND! Dun dun dun. It wasn't his fault: he hoisted himself up between some ceiling pipes and engaged his [[InvisibilityCloak ECS]], waited until his pursuers passed underneath then dropped down, disengaged ECS and started going in the opposite direction but not before reporting it to his superiors via radio. Unknown to him, the enemy was tapping their communications which means [[OhCrap he just gave away his position]].

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* Sōsuke in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' almost gets away with this. It would have worked if the robots did not have the smarts to: TURN AROUND! Dun dun dun. It wasn't isn't his fault: he hoisted himself up between some ceiling pipes and engaged his [[InvisibilityCloak ECS]], waited until his pursuers passed underneath then dropped down, disengaged ECS and started going in the opposite direction but not before reporting it to his superiors via radio. Unknown to him, the enemy was tapping their communications which means [[OhCrap he just gave away his position]].



* Dragon magazine #4, ''Fineous Fingers'' comic strip. While Fineous and his friends are exploring a dungeon a monster attacks them and swallows both of Fineous' friends. Fineous escapes by quickly climbing a wall and holding onto the ceiling. He does this so quickly that the monster loses sight of him and can't find him. Unfortunately the part of the ceiling he's holding onto breaks off, dropping him to the floor right in front of the monster.



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* ''Dragon magazine'' #4, ''Fineous Fingers'' comic strip. While Fineous and his friends are exploring a dungeon, a monster attacks them and swallows both of Fineous' friends. Fineous escapes by quickly climbing a wall and holding onto the ceiling. He does this so quickly that the monster loses sight of him and can't find him. Unfortunately the part of the ceiling he's holding onto breaks off, dropping him to the floor right in front of the monster.
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* In ''WebVideo/SuperTherapy'', Spider-Man naturally does this, after a JumpScare from the doctor raising her voice.

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* In ''WebVideo/SuperTherapy'', Spider-Man naturally does this, clings to the ceiling, after a JumpScare from the doctor raising her voice.



* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', complete with [[spoiler:a sweat drop]].

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* ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', complete with [[spoiler:a sweat drop]].



* Parodied in ''RushHour 2'', where [[Creator/JackieChan Lee]] tries to sneak into a casino's back rooms. He climbs on top of a large safe being wheeled in, and clings to the ceiling once he's inside, letting it move past... then sees he's staring right into a security camera.

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* Parodied in ''RushHour 2'', ''Film/RushHour2'', where [[Creator/JackieChan Lee]] tries to sneak into a casino's back rooms. He climbs on top of a large safe being wheeled in, and clings to the ceiling once he's inside, letting it move past... then sees he's staring right into a security camera.



* In ''[[ShanghaiNoon Shanghai Knights]]'', Chon's sister attempts to escape from jail this way.

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* In ''[[ShanghaiNoon Shanghai Knights]]'', ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'', Chon's sister attempts to escape from jail this way.



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' is good at reminding you to look upwards when trying to hunt dragons -- particularly gecko-green-and-bronze ones. No, not just in the sky: although, that's also probably wise with Drogon around and free. Look upwards ''at the ceiling'' where Rhaegal is probably about to jump down on you from his/her/its nest-hollow that has been painstakingly dug into the brickwork. You (and most of Meereen) have been warned. Viserion can also do this, but doesn't manage it with the same [[spoiler: deadly]] aplomb Rhaegal does.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' '' Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is good at reminding you to look upwards when trying to hunt dragons -- particularly gecko-green-and-bronze ones. No, not just in the sky: although, that's also probably wise with Drogon around and free. Look upwards ''at the ceiling'' where Rhaegal is probably about to jump down on you from his/her/its nest-hollow that has been painstakingly dug into the brickwork. You (and most of Meereen) have been warned. Viserion can also do this, but doesn't manage it with the same [[spoiler: deadly]] aplomb Rhaegal does.



* In the "Flight of the War Witch" two part episode of ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'', Buck, Princess Ardala and a Pendaran captive use this to get out of their cell. Well Buck and the third prisoner do, Princess Ardala simply hides under the bed.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''

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* In the "Flight of the War Witch" two part episode of ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'', Buck, Princess Ardala and a Pendaran captive use this to get out of their cell. Well Well, Buck and the third prisoner do, Princess Ardala simply hides under the bed.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''''Series/{{Heroes}}'':



* Oliver Queen/The Hood(Green Arrow) does this once in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' to hide from police when he broke into a police station.

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* Oliver Queen/The Hood(Green Hood (Green Arrow) does this once in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' to hide from police when he broke into a police station.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': A variant in "28 Pranks Later"; Rainbow Dash doesn't cling to a ceiling, but to the other side of Cheerilee's rotating blackboard, to prank her. Rainbow Dash is holding to the frame of the blackboard with both wings and all four hooves, in a pegasus version of the position that is usually envisioned for the trope.
11th Aug '16 1:57:24 AM PaulA
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* Lampshaded in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''.

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* Lampshaded in Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Shards of Honor]]''.''Literature/ShardsOfHonor''.
25th Jul '16 9:08:11 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Batman does this in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' to hide from the police who've caught him beating up a sex slave trafficker. When one cop spots him, he crawls along the roof and out of the room in a surprisingly creepy rapid-fire scene.
13th Jul '16 1:38:13 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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* In ''Jack and Jill'', Jill's Craiglist date clings to the bathroom ceiling when she comes looking for him in order to ditch her on their date.

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* In ''Jack and Jill'', ''Film/JackAndJill'', Jill's Craiglist Craigslist date clings to the bathroom ceiling when she comes looking for him in order to ditch her on their date.
10th Jul '16 11:23:48 PM unluckyfrank
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''. Stroker and Hoop were infiltrating the BigBad's office, when they suddenly hear him coming. They hide up between the rafters on the ceiling. The BigBad comes in, calmly sits down, picks up his telephone, and says, "Hello, Security? There's two guys up in my ceiling. I don't know why they think I can't see them."

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''. Stroker and Hoop were was infiltrating the BigBad's a guy's office, when they he suddenly hear hears him coming. They hide He hides up between the rafters on the ceiling. The BigBad guy comes in, calmly sits down, picks up his telephone, and says, "Hello, Security? There's two guys up in my ceiling. I don't know why they think I can't see them."" (Amusingly, when the guy comes in, Hoop almost drops his keys and catches them in an dramtic way, thinking he's safe).
31st Mar '16 5:08:37 PM ObsidianFire
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* [[spoiler:An alien soldier in the guise of]] a preteen girl tries this in an episode of ''Series/TheMiddleman''. Unfortunately for her, ''nobody'' is more GenreSavvy than the Middleman.

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* [[spoiler:An alien soldier in the guise of]] a preteen girl tries this in an episode of ''Series/TheMiddleman''. Unfortunately for her, ''nobody'' is more GenreSavvy smarter than the Middleman.



* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', where the title group slides into a world still stuck in the Old West mode. Quinn and Rembrandt are framed for murder and jailed by the local crime boss and a corrupt sheriff, to be hanged the next day. They realize they could use their knowledge of westerns to trick the guards and escape. Quinn does a ceiling cling while Rembrandt calls for help. Unfortunately for them, the person who walks in is the above-mentioned crime boss, who is also a dimentional traveler (and a Kromagg). He simply walks up to the cell doors without opening them and immediately looks up at Quinn, mentioning that [[GenreSavvy Kromaggs have their own westerns]].

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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', where the title group slides into a world still stuck in the Old West mode. Quinn and Rembrandt are framed for murder and jailed by the local crime boss and a corrupt sheriff, to be hanged the next day. They realize they could use their knowledge of westerns to trick the guards and escape. Quinn does a ceiling cling while Rembrandt calls for help. Unfortunately for them, the person who walks in is the above-mentioned crime boss, who is also a dimentional dimensional traveler (and a Kromagg). He simply walks up to the cell doors without opening them and immediately looks up at Quinn, mentioning that [[GenreSavvy Kromaggs have their own westerns]].
3rd Dec '15 4:33:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the MasterSystem version of ''VideoGame/JurassicPark'', Dr. Alan Grant can somehow grab ceilings and move around.

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* In the MasterSystem UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem version of ''VideoGame/JurassicPark'', Dr. Alan Grant can somehow grab ceilings and move around.
2nd Dec '15 9:30:56 PM Nohbody
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* Spider Splicers from ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'' do this with a distinct clinking sound.

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* Spider Splicers from ''Franchise/{{BioShock}}'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' do this with a distinct clinking sound.
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