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12th Aug '16 1:32:42 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Hannigan's Wake" is killed when she is shoved backwards into a glass fronted cabinet during a struggle with her killer.
6th Aug '16 4:22:00 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheCoroner'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "The Salcombe Selkie" dies when he hits his head after being shoved during a struggle with his killer.
25th Jul '16 11:13:00 AM Willbyr
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* ''Almost'' happens in the ''FruitsBasket'' manga, when Tohru Honda falls off a cliff during her final confrontation with Akito. Both of them get better later: Tohru survives the fall and recovers nicely, Akito has a HeelFaceTurn.
* In the first Fey Kingdom sketch in ''{{Nichijou}}'', SmugSnake Dolph believes his rebellion's success is in his grasp. Then he trips over his own feet and gets declared dead on the spot.

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* ''Almost'' happens in the ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' manga, when Tohru Honda falls off a cliff during her final confrontation with Akito. Both of them get better later: Tohru survives the fall and recovers nicely, Akito has a HeelFaceTurn.
* In the first Fey Kingdom sketch in ''{{Nichijou}}'', ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'', SmugSnake Dolph believes his rebellion's success is in his grasp. Then he trips over his own feet and gets declared dead on the spot.



** 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.

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** First subversion: [[ClassRepresentative Yukari]] [[{{Meganekko}} Sakuragi]] slips and falls down the school stairs, but what kills her is ''[[ImpromptuTracheotomy getting her impaled through the neck pierced by the metal end of her umbrella]]'', which opened in the worst moment possible.



* Kuina, childhood friend of Roronoa Zoro in ''OnePiece'', was an excellent swordsman. She was good enough that Zoro himself never beat her in a spar. Then one day, she tripped going down the stairs and broke her neck. Zoro, humiliated and heartbroken that she died so suddenly without him ever having the chance to prove himself, made this the justification for his entire life - to become a swordsman so great that even Heaven would know who he is.

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* Kuina, childhood friend of Roronoa Zoro in ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', was an excellent swordsman. She was good enough that Zoro himself never beat her in a spar. Then one day, she tripped going down the stairs and broke her neck. Zoro, humiliated and heartbroken that she died so suddenly without him ever having the chance to prove himself, made this the justification for his entire life - to become a swordsman so great that even Heaven would know who he is.
22nd Jul '16 8:49:16 AM MRAustin
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Sixth Doctor's regeneration was triggered when the TARDIS took a direct hit, the console room shook, and the Doctor was knocked off his feet. Fans have speculated that he was injured by a fatal knock to the head or some such when he fell, but it's impossible to tell from the scene as filmed.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Sixth Doctor's regeneration was triggered when the TARDIS took a direct hit, the console room shook, and the Doctor was knocked off his feet. Fans have speculated that he was injured by a fatal knock to the head or some such when he fell, but it's impossible to tell from the scene as filmed.[[note]]Creator/ColinBaker, the Sixth Doctor, was ''somewhat upset'' by the ExecutiveMeddling that abruptly terminated his run in the role, and point-blank refused to return in order to film a regeneration scene. Even the novelisation of the episode struggles to make the resulting scene work, and it didn't have to deal with Creator/SylvesterMcCoy in a bad wig pretending to be his predecessor before turning into himself.[[/note]]
20th Jul '16 7:58:26 PM foxley
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* ''Series/CSICyber'': In "L0m1s", the bystander the hackers were trying to keep away from the recharging station gets in a struggles with one of the hackers, falls and hits her head on a bathroom stall. She is knocked unconscious and the hackers leave her, expecting someone to find her. No one does and she does.

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* ''Series/CSICyber'': In "L0m1s", "[=L0m1s=]", the bystander the hackers were trying to keep away from the recharging station gets in a struggles with one of the hackers, falls and hits her head on a bathroom stall. She is knocked unconscious and the hackers leave her, expecting someone to find her. No one does and she does.dies.
20th Jul '16 7:56:37 PM foxley
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* ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Second Chances" is killed when he is tossed into a pit on a construction site, where he is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice on the rebar at the bottom of the pit.
3rd Jul '16 1:20:04 PM Morgenthaler
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** Phoenix Wright is accused of pushing a victim toward a broken (live) electricity cable in his third game. Yes, him. This is [[WholeEpisodeFlashback before he became a lawyer]]. [[HelloAttorney Mia]] [[TheObiWan Fey]] is his lawyer and saves him from death row, which sparks his decision to become a lawyer.

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** Phoenix Wright is accused of pushing a victim toward a broken (live) electricity cable in his third game. Yes, him. This is [[WholeEpisodeFlashback before he became a lawyer]]. [[HelloAttorney Mia]] [[TheObiWan Mia Fey]] is his lawyer and saves him from death row, which sparks his decision to become a lawyer.
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.
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