History Main / ClimbingClimax

25th Jun '16 4:55:30 PM nombretomado
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* The opening video of ''BaldursGate'' is build around this trope, only that it's (apparently) a hero who is chased to the top of the tower by a villain, only to be promptly thrown all the way back down. Is Sarevok BadAss or is he BadAss?

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* The opening video of ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' is build around this trope, only that it's (apparently) a hero who is chased to the top of the tower by a villain, only to be promptly thrown all the way back down. Is Sarevok BadAss or is he BadAss?
19th Jun '16 12:47:36 PM MeleKalikimaka
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** The overworld of ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest Donkey Kong Country 2]]'' sees Diddy and Dixie climbing Crocodile Isle, culminating in the vertically-oriented levels of K. Rool's Keep. But when they reach the top, K. Rool's CoolAirship swoops in and lifts him and the trapped Donkey Kong away.
21st May '16 9:20:31 PM erforce
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* Possibly echoing the King Kong example ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' climaxes with a showdown atop another building in New York. Lampshaded (as with everything in the film) in that the actual climb is extremely anticlimactic. The climb is justified within the plot in that the villain seems to be doing perfectly well at ending the world from where they are and the trope is played straight again with the giant Mr Staypuft scaling the building in proper King Kong fashion to get at the Ghostbusters.

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* Possibly echoing the King Kong example ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''King Kong'' example, ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' climaxes with a showdown atop another building in New York. Lampshaded (as with everything in the film) in that the actual climb is extremely anticlimactic. The climb is justified within the plot in that the villain seems to be doing perfectly well at ending the world from where they are and the trope is played straight again with the giant Mr Staypuft scaling the building in proper King Kong fashion to get at the Ghostbusters.
2nd May '16 6:04:20 PM eroock
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* Although it's not specifically preceded by a climb because the characters are already inside a skyscraper, Alan Rickman's character performs a rather memorable example (in slow motion no less) of this trope at the end of the ''Film/DieHard''.
12th Apr '16 7:34:09 PM PaulA
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* The climax of the Robert Powell version of ''Film/The39Steps'' takes place in the ClockTower of Big Ben, where the villains have integrated a bomb into the mechanism of the clock. While Hannay hangs onto the minute hand in a desperate attempt to stop the clock, the police engage in a fire-fight with the villains who are trying to set the bomb off by hand. And the 39 steps refers to [[spoiler: the number of steps the police and Hannay have to climb to get up to the clock tower]].
9th Mar '16 2:00:42 AM jormis29
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* An episode of ''Series/FamilyGuy'' culminates in a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever rogue Miley Cyrus android]] climbing a tall tower, whilst clutching a [[Film/KingKong hostage Evil Monkey in one hand]]...

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* An episode of ''Series/FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' culminates in a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever rogue Miley Cyrus android]] climbing a tall tower, whilst clutching a [[Film/KingKong hostage Evil Monkey in one hand]]...
29th Feb '16 6:55:42 AM StFan
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* ''Literature/MovingPictures'' culminates in a [[Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman fifty-foot woman]] climbing a tall tower whilst clutching a [[Film/KingKong hostage ape in one hand]]...

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* ''Literature/MovingPictures'' ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' culminates in a [[Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman fifty-foot woman]] climbing a tall tower whilst clutching a [[Film/KingKong hostage ape in one hand]]...
26th Jan '16 4:13:19 AM gallium
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* ''Film/TheTriumphOfSherlockHolmes'', a film otherwise remarkably faithful to ''Valley of Fear'', ends with ''Moriarty'', of all people, doing this.

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* ''Film/TheTriumphOfSherlockHolmes'', a film otherwise remarkably faithful to ''Valley of Fear'', ''Literature/TheValleyOfFear'', ends with ''Moriarty'', of all people, doing this.
19th Dec '15 11:58:16 AM nombretomado
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* "Dramatic fight scene while climbing" is the bread and butter of gameplay in ShadowOfTheColossus, but this trope still comes into effect with the final boss, who is ''[[UpToEleven a mile tall]]''.

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* "Dramatic fight scene while climbing" is the bread and butter of gameplay in ShadowOfTheColossus, ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', but this trope still comes into effect with the final boss, who is ''[[UpToEleven a mile tall]]''.
15th Dec '15 6:38:39 PM Discar
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* It's a lot more climactic when it happens again in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', with Mr. Stay Puft scaling another building to get at the MacGuffinGirl. This time around, there's no opportunity for CrossingTheStreams and the 'busters have to resort to just melting his face with their arsenal of experimental equipment.

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* It's a lot more climactic when it happens again in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', with Mr. Stay Puft scaling another building to get at the MacGuffinGirl.girl. This time around, there's no opportunity for CrossingTheStreams and the 'busters have to resort to just melting his face with their arsenal of experimental equipment.
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