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3rd Dec '16 11:55:55 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': King Sombra sneaks into Princess Cadance's bedchambers and attempts to stab her in her sleep. Xenilla arrives in time to tackle him, sending them both through the window.
3rd Dec '16 2:57:53 AM Morgenthaler
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The sad fate of many a {{Mook}}... mostly because [[RuleOfCool it looks really cool]]. A sufficiently {{Badass}} character punches, throws, or in any other way applies the force necessary in order to toss someone else through a window. A loud clangy window with shards rippling everywhere, at least in fiction. In RealLife, the window might be opened first.

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The sad fate of many a {{Mook}}... mostly because [[RuleOfCool it looks really cool]]. A sufficiently {{Badass}} badass character punches, throws, or in any other way applies the force necessary in order to toss someone else through a window. A loud clangy window with shards rippling everywhere, at least in fiction. In RealLife, the window might be opened first.
28th Nov '16 5:37:04 AM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', when Pete learns that new safety inspector Goofy didn't shut down his rival car dealer like he wanted, he attempted to do this to him. When Peg refused to let him, Pete opted to throw him [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou towards the camera]].

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', when Pete learns that new safety inspector Goofy didn't shut down his rival car dealer like he wanted, he attempted to do this to him. When Peg refused to let him, Pete [[LoopholeAbuse opted to to]] throw him [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou towards the camera]].
27th Oct '16 9:56:13 AM Jeduthun
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* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' after a CIA agent injures Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock captures him and ties him up. Then he calls the police to report him, requests an ambulance and describes in gruesome detail the injuries that the burglar has received, then states that the man fell out the window. In the next shot, John is helping Mrs. Hudson wash up when a shadow falls past a window, with a loud crash.

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* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' after a CIA agent injures Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock captures him and ties him up. Then he calls the police to report him, requests an ambulance and describes in gruesome detail the injuries that the burglar has received, then [[PreEmptiveDeclaration states that the man fell out the window.window]]. In the next shot, John is helping Mrs. Hudson wash up when a shadow falls past a window, with a loud crash.
26th Oct '16 1:04:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Detritus throws Cuddy out a window to go find help when they're both locked in a freezing-cold ground floor room.

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In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Detritus throws Cuddy out a window to go find help when they're both locked in a freezing-cold ground floor room.
26th Oct '16 1:04:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[Literature/ArtemisFowl Jon Spiro]] wishes he could still do this, but if you throw an employee out a window these days, he'll phone his lawyer on the way down.

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* [[Literature/ArtemisFowl ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'': Jon Spiro]] Spiro wishes he could still do this, but if you throw an employee out a window these days, he'll phone his lawyer on the way down.
26th Oct '16 1:03:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Max Barry's ''MachineMan'', this happens to [[spoiler:Better Future's CorruptCorporateExecutive Manager]] when he jokes about Lola's [[spoiler:{{EMP}} HeartTrauma]].

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* In Max Barry's ''MachineMan'', ''Literature/MachineMan'', this happens to [[spoiler:Better Future's CorruptCorporateExecutive Manager]] when he jokes about Lola's [[spoiler:{{EMP}} HeartTrauma]].



* This is what ultimately happens to [[spoiler: Lysa Arryn]] in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Made more ironic by how [[spoiler: she threatened to do this to Sansa when she believed she was trying to seduce her second husband, Sansa's "tutor" Littlefinger. [[DeathByIrony Who's the one who pushed Lysa to her death]].]]

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* This is what ultimately happens to [[spoiler: Lysa Arryn]] in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Made more ironic by how [[spoiler: she threatened to do this to Sansa when she believed she was trying to seduce her second husband, Sansa's "tutor" Littlefinger. [[DeathByIrony Who's the one who pushed Lysa to her death]].]]



* ArthurCClarke's short story "The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch". Collected in ''Literature/TalesFromTheWhiteHart'', which are [[FramingDevice framed]] as tales heard but-not-quite-believed by an {{Expy}} of Clarke himself and told by the irascible and enigmatic Harry Purvis at The White Hart, a fictional [[BritishPub pub]] near Fleet Street at which scientists, engineers, science writers, and science-fiction writers would congregate. "The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch" is story of a couple in 1950s Britain, in which the husband, Osbert, accuses his wife Ermintrude of talking too much--specifically 100 times as much as he does. Being a sound engineer for the BBC, Osbert sets up a word-counter, which works at first, but [[spoiler:his wife figures out a way to make it so that ''Osbert'' has the higher count, which infuriates him, particularly after he figures out that she'd surreptitiously recorded his speech and had him playing on a loop while he was not at home. Ermintrude falls out a window shortly afterward, although it isn't clear if she's pushed. Shortly after the tale wraps up, a woman comes into the pub and chews Harry Purvis out--to which he replies meekly, "Yes, Ermintrude."]]

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* ArthurCClarke's Creator/ArthurCClarke's short story "The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch". Collected in ''Literature/TalesFromTheWhiteHart'', which are [[FramingDevice framed]] as tales heard but-not-quite-believed by an {{Expy}} of Clarke himself and told by the irascible and enigmatic Harry Purvis at The White Hart, a fictional [[BritishPub pub]] near Fleet Street at which scientists, engineers, science writers, and science-fiction writers would congregate. "The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch" is story of a couple in 1950s Britain, in which the husband, Osbert, accuses his wife Ermintrude of talking too much--specifically 100 times as much as he does. Being a sound engineer for the BBC, Osbert sets up a word-counter, which works at first, but [[spoiler:his wife figures out a way to make it so that ''Osbert'' has the higher count, which infuriates him, particularly after he figures out that she'd surreptitiously recorded his speech and had him playing on a loop while he was not at home. Ermintrude falls out a window shortly afterward, although it isn't clear if she's pushed. Shortly after the tale wraps up, a woman comes into the pub and chews Harry Purvis out--to which he replies meekly, "Yes, Ermintrude."]]
23rd Oct '16 3:43:29 AM WillBGood
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* The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie ''Film/{{Soultaker}}'' features this trope complete with SlowMotion. Unfortunately, this makes the fall looks more comical than a threatening show of force, and is riffed mercilessly as the guy slowly falls down.

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* The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
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''Film/{{Soultaker}}'' features this trope complete with SlowMotion. Unfortunately, this makes the fall looks more comical than a threatening show of force, and is riffed mercilessly as the guy slowly falls down.



*** It's Puma Man. [[MemeticMutation He flies like a moron!]]
22nd Oct '16 5:35:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the [[RedChina Cultural Revolution]], Deng Xiaoping's son Deng Pufang was tortured by the Red Guards before being thrown out of a third floor window at the Beijing University; he survived, but was left a paraplegic. While neither openly denounced the revolutionaries, nor [[MaoZedong Mao]] for that matter, there are rumors that Deng Xiaoping always held a grudge towards Mao over the incident.

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* During the [[RedChina Cultural Revolution]], Deng Xiaoping's son Deng Pufang was tortured by the Red Guards before being thrown out of a third floor window at the Beijing University; he survived, but was left a paraplegic. While neither openly denounced the revolutionaries, nor [[MaoZedong [[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Mao]] for that matter, there are rumors that Deng Xiaoping always held a grudge towards Mao over the incident.
13th Oct '16 8:44:59 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Cornell Stokes throws Tone off the roof of his nightclub after Tone fires into Pop's Barbershop with two submachine guns and Pops is killed in the crossfire.

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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Cornell ''Series/LukeCage2016'':
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Stokes throws Tone off the roof of his nightclub after Tone fires into Pop's Barbershop with two submachine guns and Pops is killed in the crossfire.crossfire.
**Stokes himself dies in this way. Mariah Dillard tosses him out of his private box at the nightclub, and then when that fails to kill him, she finishes him off with a microphone stand.
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