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18th Jun '16 5:12:13 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "By the Southern Cross" is revealed to have died after getting shoved backwards during a fight with one of his 'friends'. He fall backwards and struck his head on a pile of bricks.
28th May '16 2:15:32 PM lorgskyegon
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** A fairly common way to die in a regular fistfight it from hitting your head on the ground after falling.
15th May '16 10:36:47 PM Hadjorim
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Somewhat TruthInTelevision, since it's actually not uncommon for people to die in this way, [[StaircaseTumble especially if stairs are involved.]] The main risk is that a blood vessel will rupture and bleed into the brain or skull, causing pressure to build so the delicate tissue doesn't get enough oxygen. Depending on the severity of the bleed, it can take anywhere from minutes to hours for death to occur. A person with a slow bleed may even be able to [[TimeDelayedDeath function normally for a while]], until the headache and other symptoms overwhelm them. Often the person's life can be saved if they get medical attention quickly enough.

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Somewhat TruthInTelevision, since it's actually not uncommon for people to die in this way, [[StaircaseTumble especially if stairs are involved.]] Aside from someone being pushed, a common example is drunk people not protecting themselves when they fall over, leaving their heads to smash uninhibited into concrete. The main risk is that a blood vessel will rupture and bleed into the brain or skull, causing pressure to build so the delicate tissue doesn't get enough oxygen. Depending on the severity of the bleed, it can take anywhere from minutes to hours for death to occur. A person with a slow bleed may even be able to [[TimeDelayedDeath function normally for a while]], until the headache and other symptoms overwhelm them. Often the person's life can be saved if they get medical attention quickly enough.
12th May '16 4:16:28 PM KatanaCat
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Nethack}}'', you may trip going down the dungeon stairs when over-encumbered. Do this with 1 HP left...
** Or while carrying a cockatrice corpse...

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Nethack}}'', you may trip going down the dungeon stairs when over-encumbered. Do this with 1 HP left...
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left, and the damage from falling down the stairs kills you. Do this while carrying a cockatrice corpse...corpse, and [[TakenForGranite you fall on the corpse and turn to stone.]]
2nd May '16 6:35:59 PM eroock
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* The first death of a villain in ''Film/DieHard'' uses this trope, when John [=McClane=] gets in a brawl with one of the terrorists, before both of them tumble down a flight of stairs. Of course, John, being John [=McClane=], survives, but the terrorist doesn't. It helps that [=McClane=] had been wrapping his arms around the guy's neck for the majority of the fight, including the fall.
* The husband in ''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' pushes his wife down the stairs. Of course, since she just took an immortality potion, she becomes [[TheUndead undead]].
15th Apr '16 7:51:27 PM Mullon
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[[caption-width-right:350:Acrobat since childhood.]]



* Damien Wayne/Robin caused this to happen to Nightwing in the ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' tie-in comic - he threw a stick at him, Dick fell down, his neck hit a rock, boom, dead. Many fans complained about how unrealistic it was that an ''acrobat'' didn't know how to fall safely.

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* Damien Wayne/Robin caused this to happen to Nightwing in the ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' tie-in comic (pictured) - he threw a stick at him, Dick fell down, his neck hit a rock, boom, dead. Many fans complained about how unrealistic it was that an ''acrobat'' didn't know how to fall safely.
29th Mar '16 2:43:56 AM jormis29
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** In Chapter 4 of the First Book of Samuel, when the already ''very'' old Hebrew priest Eli learned the Philistines had stolen the Ark of the Covenant and killed his two JerkAss sons, he fell over out of shock and broke his neck. (And his newly-widowed, pregnant daughter-in-law [[MaternityCrisis went into labor]].)

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** In Chapter 4 of the First Book of Samuel, when the already ''very'' old Hebrew priest Eli learned the Philistines had stolen the Ark of the Covenant TheArkOfTheCovenant and killed his two JerkAss sons, he fell over out of shock and broke his neck. (And his newly-widowed, pregnant daughter-in-law [[MaternityCrisis went into labor]].)
20th Feb '16 3:46:23 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Second subversion: [[EyesAlwaysClosed Junta Nakao]] fell down his house' stairs, but seems to be mostly okay at first. It turns oit he suffered an aneurysm, [[TimeDelayedDeath which killed him hours later]]
** Straight example: In 1983, Matsunaga's classmate Yuki Hoshikawa died when she fell off a cliff during a school trip. She's seen hitting trees and rock on her way down.

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** Second subversion: [[EyesAlwaysClosed Junta Nakao]] fell down his house' stairs, but seems to be mostly okay at first. It turns oit out he suffered an aneurysm, [[TimeDelayedDeath which killed him hours later]]
later]] as he was swimming with his friends.
** Straight example: In 1983, Reiko and Matsunaga's classmate Yuki Hoshikawa died when she fell off a cliff during a school trip. trip and right after another student died thanks to the Calamity. She's seen hitting trees and rock on her way down.down to her death.
18th Feb '16 4:50:52 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Another}}''. [[ClassRepresentative Yukari]] [[{{Meganekko}} Sakuragi]] slips and falls down the school stairs, but what kills her is ''[[ImpromptuTracheotomy getting her neck pierced by the metal end of her umbrella]]'', which opened in the worst moment possible. Later it is played realisticly straight with another person.

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* Subverted twice, but also played straight in ''Literature/{{Another}}''. ''Literature/{{Another}}''.
** First subversion:
[[ClassRepresentative Yukari]] [[{{Meganekko}} Sakuragi]] slips and falls down the school stairs, but what kills her is ''[[ImpromptuTracheotomy getting her neck pierced by the metal end of her umbrella]]'', which opened in the worst moment possible. Later it is played realisticly straight with another person.possible.
** Second subversion: [[EyesAlwaysClosed Junta Nakao]] fell down his house' stairs, but seems to be mostly okay at first. It turns oit he suffered an aneurysm, [[TimeDelayedDeath which killed him hours later]]
** Straight example: In 1983, Matsunaga's classmate Yuki Hoshikawa died when she fell off a cliff during a school trip. She's seen hitting trees and rock on her way down.
30th Jan '16 6:16:44 PM maxwellsilver
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* In ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', Frank Abagnale Jr. discovers his father [[StaircaseTumble fell down a flight of stairs]] in Grand Central Station and broke his neck.
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