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20th Feb '17 9:01:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'':
** Upon hearing of the evacuation order, Sid and Ryan realize that they'll have to go back through the rising water to escape the Grand Canyon.
** When Lake Powell drops and marinas are closed, the Crawfords have to sail around Antelope Island to get to one of the last working marinas, right past the failing Glen Canyon Dam.
19th Feb '17 2:00:30 PM Aggron9988
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* ''Webcomic/ChampionsOfFaraus'': The last room in the House of insanity that Skye and Karla have to go through is this, with SpikesOfDoom on the floor, a PendulumOfDeath right at the end of those, and then [[spoiler: a pit filled with [[MushroomSamba Lunacy potion]] that has a ''[[SeaMonster sea serpent]]'' swimming in it right after the pendulum, who won't let them across unless they [[TheseQuestionsThree answer his three riddles]]. ]]
1st Feb '17 6:28:55 PM Prfnoff
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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', where Papyrus's "final and most dangerous challenge" is to set up a gauntlet of weapons on ropes that are supposed to "swing violently up and down" on command. However, none of the items prove functional--not even [[TheLastOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOthers the dog]].
15th Jan '17 3:40:24 PM Dattix
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* Many Source Engine games such as ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' and ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' feature a fan-made game mode called "Death Run" where one person is given the ability to set off a variety of different traps while everyone else tries to make it to the end of a deadly obstacle course filled with lasers, pitfalls, spikes, spears, falling rocks, memes, doors that kill you, explosions and whatever else a sadistic map designer might think to cram in there, with the prize often being the ability to lock the trap activator in a chamber which kills them or play a minigame.
8th Jan '17 6:22:55 PM nombretomado
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* The game shows ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Viking: The Ultimate Warrior'' and ''Sasuke'' (known as ''Series/NinjaWarrior'' in North America) have these either as stages or take place within them entirely. (The games in ''TakeshisCastle'', known in America as ''{{MXC}}'', are too separated to count.)

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* The game shows ''LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'', ''Viking: The Ultimate Warrior'' and ''Sasuke'' (known as ''Series/NinjaWarrior'' in North America) have these either as stages or take place within them entirely. (The games in ''TakeshisCastle'', known in America as ''{{MXC}}'', are too separated to count.)
2nd Dec '16 11:47:57 PM FordPrefect
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* Graeme makes a death course for the sole purpose of committing suicide with in one episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'' - and ends up walking blindfolded through the whole thing unscathed in order to answer the telephone.

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'', Graeme makes a death course for the sole purpose of committing suicide with in one episode of ''Series/TheGoodies'' - and ends up walking blindfolded through the whole thing unscathed in order to answer the telephone.
2nd Dec '16 11:45:39 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the characters are moving through a spaceship based on the one in the TV show they starred in. When there's a Death Course down one corridor, one asks [[LampshadeHanging why the heck]] such a thing [[NoOShACompliance would be in a spaceship]]. The answer is, of course, because it was in the TV show.

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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the characters are moving through a spaceship based on the one in the TV show they starred in. When there's a Death Course down one corridor, one asks [[LampshadeHanging why the heck]] such a thing [[NoOShACompliance [[NoOSHACompliance would be in a spaceship]]. The answer is, of course, because it was in the TV show.
6th Nov '16 1:57:37 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''Series/TheLucyShow'', of all things, has one of these - Lucy's bank built it to protect its vault in order to entice [[TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] to keep his money there. Naturally, she has to give Benny a "tour".

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* An episode of ''Series/TheLucyShow'', of all things, has one of these - Lucy's bank built it to protect its vault in order to entice [[TheJackBennyProgram [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] to keep his money there. Naturally, she has to give Benny a "tour".
16th Oct '16 2:09:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shifu's temple from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has one of these.
* One appears in the song [[TrainingMontage "One Last Hope"]] from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
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* Shifu's temple from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has one of these.
* One appears in the song [[TrainingMontage "One Last Hope"]] from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
16th Oct '16 2:08:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in the ''HomeAlone'' series, in that it's the ''villains'' who are forced to negotiate a Death Course, designed by the protagonist.

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* Inverted in the ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' series, in that it's the ''villains'' who are forced to negotiate a Death Course, designed by the protagonist.



* ''Film/ThePacifier'' has VinDiesel forced to navigate a ludicrously booby-trapped room (flamethrowers, spikes, an acid pit, poison gas), that can only be passed by doing the goofy dance the DisappearedDad taught his youngest kid.

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* ''Film/ThePacifier'' has VinDiesel Creator/VinDiesel forced to navigate a ludicrously booby-trapped room (flamethrowers, spikes, an acid pit, poison gas), that can only be passed by doing the goofy dance the DisappearedDad taught his youngest kid.
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