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21st Sep '17 7:32:27 PM infernape612
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* The final leg of the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' is a dramatic ascent up a tower, with your two protagonists taking turns battling two bosses as they ascend in a flight unit/elevator before they reach the top and team up to battle the bosses' FusionDance form [[spoiler:and then each other]].

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* The final leg of the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' is a dramatic ascent up a tower, with your two protagonists taking turns battling two bosses as they ascend in a flight unit/elevator before they reach the top and team up to battle the bosses' FusionDance form [[spoiler:and then each other]].
21st Sep '17 7:32:04 PM infernape612
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* It happens twice in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', both leading into [[Main/BossBattle Boss Battles]].

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* It happens twice in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', both leading into [[Main/BossBattle Boss Battles]].{{Boss Battle}}s.



** The second occurs late in the game. Jak and Daxter must get through the levels of a weapons factory to stop their ally Krew from completing a weapon that is in actuality a Main/DoomsdayDevice. Krew refuses to back down.

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** The second occurs late in the game. Jak and Daxter must get through the levels of a weapons factory to stop their ally Krew from completing a weapon that is in actuality a Main/DoomsdayDevice. DoomsdayDevice. Krew refuses to back down. down.
* The final leg of the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon of ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' is a dramatic ascent up a tower, with your two protagonists taking turns battling two bosses as they ascend in a flight unit/elevator before they reach the top and team up to battle the bosses' FusionDance form [[spoiler:and then each other]].



* In the movie-within-a-comic "Man on the Border" in Webcomic/NipAndTuck, the villain and the hero (played by Nip) end up in a desperate struggle on the catwalks in the roof of the Astrodome. Justified by the fact that the villain, thwarted in releasing a biotoxin through the fire sprinkler systems, was taking a distant second alternative by tossing the vials from the catwalk onto the crowds below...

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* In the movie-within-a-comic "Man on the Border" in Webcomic/NipAndTuck, ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'', the villain and the hero (played by Nip) end up in a desperate struggle on the catwalks in the roof of the Astrodome. Justified by the fact that the villain, thwarted in releasing a biotoxin through the fire sprinkler systems, was taking a distant second alternative by tossing the vials from the catwalk onto the crowds below...
8th Sep '17 6:13:37 AM JamesAustin
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** ''Film/{{Blackmail}}'' - On top of the British Museum
** ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' - On top of Mount Rushmore.
*** Parodied by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
*** Also parodied by the live-action ''Film/RichieRich'' movie.
** ''Film/{{Saboteur}}'' - In the torch of the Statue of Liberty.
*** Parodied (and subverted) by ''Film/TheWrongGuy'' - it was a miniature.

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** ''Film/{{Blackmail}}'' ''Film/Blackmail1929'' - On top of the British Museum
** ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' - On top of Mount Rushmore.
*** Parodied by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
*** Also
Rushmore. This one was parodied by ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and the live-action ''Film/RichieRich'' movie.
** ''Film/{{Saboteur}}'' - In the torch of the Statue of Liberty.
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Liberty. Parodied (and subverted) by ''Film/TheWrongGuy'' - it was a miniature.



* In the climax of ''Film/TrueLies'', Eliza Dushku steals the key needed to set off the bad guy's bomb, and then runs ''up'' the stairway, trapping herself in the building, rather than down it, which would have given her a chance of escaping.
** Cut her some slack. She's frightened and disoriented and probably not thinking clearly.
*** If she'd gone downstairs, the terrorists could have caught her and recovered the key as they had men downstairs, not up. By going up, it's true she's risking her life, but she's got a better chance of keeping the key away from them by dropping it over the side if necessary.

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* In the climax of ''Film/TrueLies'', Eliza Dushku steals the key needed to set off the bad guy's bomb, and then runs ''up'' up the stairway, trapping barricading herself in the building, rather than down it, which would have given her a chance of escaping.
** Cut her some slack. She's frightened and disoriented and probably not thinking clearly.
*** If she'd gone downstairs, the terrorists could have caught her and recovered the key as they had men downstairs, not up. By going up, it's true she's risking her life, but she's got a better chance of keeping the key away from them by dropping it over the side if necessary.
building.
5th Aug '17 3:32:22 PM Indori
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* Beautifully subverted, and possibly parodied considering what happened right after, in "The Other Guys" where Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "Rock" Johnson chase a bunch of bank robbers upstairs to the roof of a building, [[spoiler: who proceed to ride a zip line down to the street. They cut the zip line and make their getaway. This has got to be one of the funniest scenes in a movie because Samuel and The Rock are so caught up in their celebrity that they attempt to jump off the building to catch the bank robbers. Hilariously the camera follows them as they leap and fall all the way to go splat on the pavement.]]

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* Beautifully subverted, and possibly parodied considering what happened right after, in "The Other Guys" ''Film/TheOtherGuys'' where Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "Rock" Johnson chase a bunch of bank robbers upstairs to the roof of a building, [[spoiler: who proceed to ride a zip line down to the street. They cut the zip line and make their getaway. This has got to be one of the funniest scenes in a movie because Samuel and The Rock are so caught up in their celebrity that they attempt to jump off the building to catch the bank robbers. Hilariously the camera follows them as they leap and fall all the way to go splat on the pavement.]]


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* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'' ends with Indy and the [[ReligionOfEvil evil cultists]] climbing up a fallen rope bridge.


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* This trope is the entire point of ladder matches and other GimmickMatches that are won by climbing and retrieving some object.
6th May '17 5:18:51 PM nombretomado
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* Used by a hero this time in [[TransformersFilmSeries the 2007 Transformers movie]] during the climactic battle at the end of the movie. Sam runs up a tall building (using an inside staircase) while carrying the [[MacGuffin Allspark]], during which [[BigBad Megatron]] follows him by just bashing through the different floors. Justified because an Army Ranger radioed for a helicopter to meet him on the roof of said building. [[spoiler:Said helicopter was then shot down by another bad guy seconds before it grabbed the Allspark from Sam.]]

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* Used by a hero this time in [[TransformersFilmSeries the 2007 Transformers movie]] ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie during the climactic battle at the end of the movie. Sam runs up a tall building (using an inside staircase) while carrying the [[MacGuffin Allspark]], during which [[BigBad Megatron]] follows him by just bashing through the different floors. Justified because an Army Ranger radioed for a helicopter to meet him on the roof of said building. [[spoiler:Said helicopter was then shot down by another bad guy seconds before it grabbed the Allspark from Sam.]]
10th Mar '17 3:01:24 PM FordPrefect
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** The thing that makes the Mankind-Undertaker match a CMOA is that after 'Taker tossed Foley off, Foley managed to get back up, climb the cage, and get chokeslammed ''through the cage''.

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** The thing that makes the Mankind-Undertaker match a CMOA is that after 'Taker tossed Foley off, off the roof, Foley managed to get back up, climb the cage, and get chokeslammed ''through the cage''.
11th Jan '17 6:51:44 AM tigerstar
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* The final confrontation in ''Anime/TheCastleofCagliostro'' takes place as the Count and Lupin battle it out while climbing a clock tower.
5th Dec '16 11:56:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The opening video of ''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?

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* The opening video of ''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 badass or is he BadAss?badass?
25th Oct '16 5:30:42 AM Sedaver
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* It happens twice in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', both leading into [[Main/BossBattle Boss Battles]].
** The first time involves Jak climbing Haven Palace and is caught out by Baron Praxis.
** The second occurs late in the game. Jak and Daxter must get through the levels of a weapons factory to stop their ally Krew from completing a weapon that is in actuality a Main/DoomsdayDevice. Krew refuses to back down.
2nd Sep '16 7:37:51 PM TrollMan
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[[caption-width-right:350: Let's do this!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Let's do this!]]LET'S DO THIS.]]
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