History Main / DescendingCeiling

16th Apr '17 4:14:37 PM bt8257
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Often subject to MagicCountdown - the ceiling moves back with each shot. The reverse is LiftOfDoom. When the walls threaten to crush a character, rather than the ceiling, that's TheWallsAreClosingIn. Whatever they do it's always JustInTime. This may also be a form of AdvancingWallOfDoom. Video game levels based on this may be {{Escape Sequence}}s.

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Often subject to MagicCountdown - the ceiling moves back with each shot. The reverse inverse is LiftOfDoom. When the walls threaten to crush a character, rather than the ceiling, that's TheWallsAreClosingIn. Whatever they do it's always JustInTime. This may also be a form of AdvancingWallOfDoom. Video game levels based on this may be {{Escape Sequence}}s.
9th Apr '17 5:11:14 PM nombretomado
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* Happens during the House of Sagittarius episodes of ''SaintSeiya''. The cavern beneath the Gold Saint's House, already filled with traps, was rigged to ''collapse'' and crush the one escape corridor underneath. Dragon Saint Shiryu [[HeroicSacrifice stays behind, as is his wont]], to prop up the collapsing ceiling with his bare hands. When the pressure forces him down to his knees, he has a flash of inspiration and punches the ceiling into rubble. Considering he prides himself on reversing the flow of waterfalls with his punches, and all Saints can reduce cliffs to pebbles with their Cosmo, letting the drama trick him into a HeroicSacrifice was a bit of an IdiotHero moment for him.

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* Happens during the House of Sagittarius episodes of ''SaintSeiya''.''Anime/SaintSeiya''. The cavern beneath the Gold Saint's House, already filled with traps, was rigged to ''collapse'' and crush the one escape corridor underneath. Dragon Saint Shiryu [[HeroicSacrifice stays behind, as is his wont]], to prop up the collapsing ceiling with his bare hands. When the pressure forces him down to his knees, he has a flash of inspiration and punches the ceiling into rubble. Considering he prides himself on reversing the flow of waterfalls with his punches, and all Saints can reduce cliffs to pebbles with their Cosmo, letting the drama trick him into a HeroicSacrifice was a bit of an IdiotHero moment for him.
27th Jan '17 4:41:28 PM benda
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #32 had a variant where the purpose was psychological torture, rather than death. (Except the trapped character wasn't the open-space-loving alien the BigBad thought she was.) In fact, the trick to stopping it proved to be threatening to pull a TakingYouWithMe.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #32 had a variant where A famous variation can also be found in Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Pit and the purpose was psychological torture, rather than death. (Except the trapped character wasn't the open-space-loving alien the BigBad thought she was.) In fact, the trick to stopping it proved to be threatening to pull a TakingYouWithMe.Pendulum''.


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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' #32 had a variant where the purpose was psychological torture, rather than death. (Except the trapped character wasn't the open-space-loving alien the BigBad thought she was.) In fact, the trick to stopping it proved to be threatening to pull a TakingYouWithMe.
31st Aug '16 11:13:32 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Featured in the queue line of ''Ride/IndianaJonesAdventure'' at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks. It's being kept from coming down by several bamboo poles propped in place.
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28th May '16 9:39:56 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Barry''' after saving Jill, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' (original PS1 version)

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-->-- '''Barry''' after saving Jill, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' (original PS1 [=PS1=] version)
6th Apr '16 12:51:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied (like so much else) in NeilSimon's ''MurderByDeath''.
* ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'' (the feature) has a sequence where our heroines get trapped in a safe with descending SpikesOfDoom. [[spoiler:Amy manages to persuade Lucy to deactivate the trap.]]

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* Parodied (like so much else) in NeilSimon's ''MurderByDeath''.
''Film/MurderByDeath''.
* ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'' ''Film/{{DEBS}}'' (the feature) has a sequence where our heroines get trapped in a safe with descending SpikesOfDoom. [[spoiler:Amy manages to persuade Lucy to deactivate the trap.]]
18th Mar '16 12:09:18 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Seen in "Dime Enough For Luck". One of Magica's death traps involves a descending ceiling, threatening to crush Scrooge and the [[TakenDownToNormal temporarily-unlucky Gladstone Gander]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Seen in "Dime Enough For Luck". One of Magica's death traps involves a descending ceiling, threatening to crush Scrooge and the [[TakenDownToNormal [[BroughtDownToNormal temporarily-unlucky Gladstone Gander]].
18th Mar '16 12:08:31 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': Seen in "Dime Enough For Luck". One of Magica's death traps involves a descending ceiling, threatening to crush Scrooge and the [[TakenDownToNormal temporarily-unlucky Gladstone Gander]].
12th Dec '15 4:17:54 PM eroock
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5th Dec '15 11:26:21 AM nombretomado
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* Several levels in ''[[SeriousSam Serious Sam: The Second Encounter]]'' have crushing ceiling traps both of the "pillar" and "entire ceiling minus a few safe holes" variety. One of them, upon completion, treats the player to a round of applause.

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* Several levels in ''[[SeriousSam ''[[VideoGame/SeriousSam Serious Sam: The Second Encounter]]'' have crushing ceiling traps both of the "pillar" and "entire ceiling minus a few safe holes" variety. One of them, upon completion, treats the player to a round of applause.
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