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20th Feb '17 11:53:46 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** In the ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Darth Maul is [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]] and thrown down a handy pit. [[spoiler: Subverted when Maul is revealed to have survived ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', where he proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]].]]

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** In the ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Darth Maul is [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]] and thrown down a handy pit. [[spoiler: Subverted when Maul is revealed to have survived in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', where he proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]].]]
20th Feb '17 11:53:17 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** In the ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Darth Maul is [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]] and thrown down a handy pit.

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** In the ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Darth Maul is [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]] and thrown down a handy pit. [[spoiler: Subverted when Maul is revealed to have survived ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', where he proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]].]]
20th Feb '17 9:05:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': The bomber meets his end upon letting himself fall from a helicopter. His body is never found, resulting in rumours of him surviving.
12th Feb '17 1:57:34 PM Luigifan
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** Beast initially goes out of his way to spare Gaston from this in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''... then Gaston goes and brings it on himself anyway, after pulling a [[ISurrenderSuckers phony surrender]] on the Beast. Some fans [[HesJustHiding actually questioned whether he actually died]], citing how there was a river at the bottom of the ravine, and citing how [=LeFou=] managed to survive much worse, such as being stuck in the snow for what was implied to be several months and being crushed by a chair/bench, and his voice actor expressed doubts about Gaston's death. It actually necessitated the Disney company to make it clear in the commentary that he died. (He got impaled on a wrought-iron fence.) It was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended in the earliest drafts]] to be subverted: similar to Scar's death in ''Disney/TheLionKing''[[note]]as a matter of fact, Scar's death was actually reused from that concept[[/note]], he was to have survived the fall from a cliff after being knocked off by Belle with a rock, albeit with a broken leg, only to encounter [[ChekovsGunman the wolves from earlier in the film]], [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath and is implied to have been finished off by them]]. Apparently, it was revoked because it would have been far too gruesome even for a character like him.

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** Beast initially goes out of his way to spare Gaston from this in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''... then Gaston goes and brings it on himself anyway, after pulling a [[ISurrenderSuckers phony surrender]] on the Beast. Some fans [[HesJustHiding actually questioned whether he actually died]], citing how there was a river at the bottom of the ravine, and citing how [=LeFou=] managed to survive much worse, such as being stuck in the snow for what was implied to be several months and being crushed by a chair/bench, and his voice actor expressed doubts about Gaston's death. It actually necessitated the Disney company to make it clear in the commentary that he died. (He got impaled on a wrought-iron fence.) It was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended in the earliest drafts]] to be subverted: similar to Scar's death in ''Disney/TheLionKing''[[note]]as a matter of fact, Scar's death was actually reused from that concept[[/note]], he was to have survived the fall from a cliff after being knocked off by Belle with a rock, albeit with a broken leg, only to encounter [[ChekovsGunman [[ChekhovsGunman the wolves from earlier in the film]], [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath and is implied to have been finished off by them]]. Apparently, it was revoked because it would have been far too gruesome even for a character like him.
12th Feb '17 1:56:51 PM Luigifan
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The varied list of things to fall from includes cliffs, over [[InevitableWaterfall waterfalls]], out of trees, and off the tops of [[ClockTower buildings]]. There is at least one case of a Disney villain meeting his end by falling ''up'' ([[Disney/TreasurePlanet off a space ship and into space]]), once sideways ([[Disney/{{Mulan}} off the Chinese Imperial Palace by aid of a rocket]]), and another where a villain falls "out" by [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog being dragged to his doom by demons]]. Wait, actually that's [[{{Disney/Hercules}} two cases of a villain being dragged to his doom by demons]]. [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Or maybe even three.]] [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Perhaps four.]] [[Film/TheHauntedMansion And a fifth example if you count the live-action films]] (with a *big* shot of FamilyUnfriendlyDeath making it even worse!)

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The varied list of things to fall from includes cliffs, over [[InevitableWaterfall waterfalls]], out of trees, and off the tops of [[ClockTower buildings]]. There is at least one case of a Disney villain meeting his end by falling ''up'' ([[Disney/TreasurePlanet off a space ship and into space]]), once sideways ([[Disney/{{Mulan}} off the Chinese Imperial Palace by aid of a rocket]]), and another where a villain falls "out" by [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog being dragged to his doom by demons]]. Wait, actually that's [[{{Disney/Hercules}} two cases of a villain being dragged to his doom by demons]]. [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Or maybe even three.]] [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Perhaps four.]] [[Film/TheHauntedMansion And a fifth example if you count the live-action films]] (with a *big* ''big'" shot of FamilyUnfriendlyDeath making it even worse!)



Keep in mind that you don't have to be a Disney villain to meet your end this way -- many villains and other characters in action movies, cartoons, books and other works have also met with this fate, although it's fair to say that most heroes [[SoftWater have ways]] [[DisneyDeath to survive taking the long fall]].

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Keep in mind that you don't have to be a Disney villain to meet your end this way -- many villains and other characters in action movies, cartoons, books books, and other works have also met with this fate, although it's fair to say that most heroes [[SoftWater have ways]] [[DisneyDeath to survive taking the long fall]].



* Subverted in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' where Ronno actually survives being pushed off a cliff and into a river by Bambi while they are both fighting over Faline.

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* Subverted in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', where Ronno actually survives being pushed off a cliff and into a river by Bambi while they are both fighting over Faline.



* In the 1948 Creator/CarlBarks WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comic "The Golden Christmas Tree", Donald and the nephews encounter an evil, shape-shifting witch. Donald [manages to trap her [[ShapeshifterModeLock in the form of a gas can]], and later kicks the witch/can off a cliff during one of his trademark tantrums. It's a pretty bizarre story.
* A strange thing happens in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. Lady Tremaine and Cinderella's step sisters [[KarmaHoudini don't really get punished at all]] ( in the film anyway; all three are ([[MoralEventHorizon deservingly]]) killed in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]]'', and Drizella and Lady Tremaine are implied to have been forced into servitude in [[Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime the second sequel]], while Anastasia is [[LoveRedeems redeemed by love]]). But their RightHandCat [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lucifer]], who [[CatsAreMean is mean even by Disney cat standards]], terrorizing the [[EmpathyPet mice]] and committing petty evil when Lady Tremaine isn't watching, falls from the window of Cinderella's tower. (The comics and sequels, however, show him still alive, [[CatsHaveNineLives minus one life]]). It's best to take the sequel's word for it. Cats (a) can right themselves in midair, and (b) go limp upon reaching terminal velocity, at which point their legs splay out and their skin stretches into a makeshift parachute, meaning their odds of survival are ''better'' from a long fall than a short one.
* Subverted at the end of ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'', the wolf actually ends up being bumped off a cliff by the titular lion. However, it's then revealed that the wolf actually survived the fall since he immediately grabbed onto a nearby branch with berries growing on it.

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* In the 1948 Creator/CarlBarks WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck comic "The Golden Christmas Tree", Donald and the nephews encounter an evil, shape-shifting witch. Donald [manages manages to trap her [[ShapeshifterModeLock in the form of a gas can]], and later kicks the witch/can off a cliff during one of his trademark tantrums. It's a pretty bizarre story.
* A strange thing happens in ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. Lady Tremaine and Cinderella's step sisters [[KarmaHoudini don't really get punished at all]] ( in (in the film film, anyway; all three are ([[MoralEventHorizon deservingly]]) killed in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]]'', and Drizella and Lady Tremaine are implied to have been forced into servitude in [[Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistInTime the second sequel]], while Anastasia is [[LoveRedeems redeemed by love]]). But their RightHandCat [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lucifer]], who [[CatsAreMean is mean even by Disney cat standards]], terrorizing the [[EmpathyPet mice]] and committing petty evil when Lady Tremaine isn't watching, falls from the window of Cinderella's tower. (The comics and sequels, however, show him still alive, [[CatsHaveNineLives minus one life]]). It's best to take the sequel's word for it. Cats (a) can right themselves in midair, and (b) go limp upon reaching terminal velocity, at which point their legs splay out and their skin stretches into a makeshift parachute, meaning their odds of survival are ''better'' from a long fall than a short one.
* Subverted at the end of ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion'', ''Disney/LambertTheSheepishLion''; the wolf actually ends up being bumped off a cliff by the titular lion. However, it's then revealed that the wolf actually survived the fall since he immediately grabbed onto a nearby branch with berries growing on it.



* Exceptions to this in the Disney movies tend to be very extreme. In one year, we got the {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s of Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (dissolved by his own Dip) and Sykes in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' (just saying he's run over by a subway train doesn't even cover it.) Sykes' henchdogs also get freakin' electrocuted on a third rail.

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* Exceptions to this in the Disney movies tend to be very extreme. In one year, we got the {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s of Judge Doom in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (dissolved by his own Dip) and Sykes in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' (just saying he's run over by a subway train doesn't even cover it.) it). Sykes' henchdogs also get freakin' electrocuted on a third rail.



** Beast initially goes out of his way to spare Gaston from this in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''... then Gaston goes and brings it on himself anyway, after pulling a [[ISurrenderSuckers phony surrender]] on the Beast. Some fans [[HesJustHiding actually questioned whether he actually died]], citing how there was a river at the bottom of the ravine, and citing how [=LeFou=] managed to survive much worse, such as being stuck in the snow for what was implied to be several months and being crushed by a chair/bench, and his voice actor expressed doubts about Gaston's death. It actually necessitated the Disney company to make it clear in the commentary that he died. It was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended in the earliest drafts]] to be subverted: Similar to Scar's death in ''Disney/TheLionKing'',[[note]]As a matter of fact, Scar's death was actually reused from that concept[[/note]] he was to have survived the fall from a cliff after being knocked off by Belle with a rock, albeit with a broken leg, only to encounter the wolves from earlier in the film, [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath and is implied to have been finished off by them.]] Apparently it was revoked because it would have been far too gruesome even for a character like him.

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** Beast initially goes out of his way to spare Gaston from this in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''... then Gaston goes and brings it on himself anyway, after pulling a [[ISurrenderSuckers phony surrender]] on the Beast. Some fans [[HesJustHiding actually questioned whether he actually died]], citing how there was a river at the bottom of the ravine, and citing how [=LeFou=] managed to survive much worse, such as being stuck in the snow for what was implied to be several months and being crushed by a chair/bench, and his voice actor expressed doubts about Gaston's death. It actually necessitated the Disney company to make it clear in the commentary that he died. (He got impaled on a wrought-iron fence.) It was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended in the earliest drafts]] to be subverted: Similar similar to Scar's death in ''Disney/TheLionKing'',[[note]]As ''Disney/TheLionKing''[[note]]as a matter of fact, Scar's death was actually reused from that concept[[/note]] concept[[/note]], he was to have survived the fall from a cliff after being knocked off by Belle with a rock, albeit with a broken leg, only to encounter [[ChekovsGunman the wolves from earlier in the film, film]], [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath and is implied to have been finished off by them.]] Apparently them]]. Apparently, it was revoked because it would have been far too gruesome even for a character like him.



** In the "City of Stone" arc: In part one, a villain killed the hero's father by falling off a castle. In part two, the villain ''himself'' was killed by falling off the same castle. That could be justified as poetic justice, but the creators didn't want to have to do it again in part three for the other villain. So, Macbeth gets a magical ball of... something that causes the villain to be electrocuted. And after he's burned through, his body... falls off a cliff. Oh, well.

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** In the "City of Stone" arc: In part one, a villain killed the hero's father by falling causing him to fall off a castle. In part two, the villain ''himself'' was killed by falling off the same castle. That could be justified as poetic justice, but the creators didn't want to have to do it again in part three for the other villain. So, Macbeth gets a magical ball of... something that causes the villain to be electrocuted. And after he's burned through, his body... falls off a cliff. Oh, well.



** Cardinal Richelieu is only a partial example, as he could conceivably have survived falling into the waterway (and, indeed, must've if both history and the original story is taken into account).
* ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Subverted. Scar ''survives'' his fall off Pride Rock. He meets [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Shenzi's Hyena pack]] down there, and they're not too happy about being blamed for all his wrongdoings. Let's just say that Scar would probably have preferred the falling death... It is heavily suggested by shadowing that they maul him to death. In the novelization, it is worse, describing Scar as a 'king fit for a meal' and judging by the hyenas' ravenous appetites throughout, it is highly possible he was DevouredByTheHorde. The sequel further implies that he burned to death [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as well]].

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** Cardinal Richelieu is only a partial example, as he could conceivably have survived falling into the waterway (and, indeed, must've must have if both history and the original story is taken into account).
* ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** Subverted.Subverted in the original film. Scar ''survives'' his fall off Pride Rock. He meets [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Shenzi's Hyena pack]] down there, and they're not too happy about being blamed for all his wrongdoings. Let's just say that Scar would probably have preferred the falling death... It is heavily suggested by shadowing shadows that they maul him to death. In the novelization, it is worse, describing Scar as a 'king fit for a meal' meal', and judging by the hyenas' ravenous appetites throughout, it is highly possible probable that he was DevouredByTheHorde. The sequel further implies that he burned to death [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as well]].



* Since he's one of the most downright evil Disney villains of all (although he wasn't too bad in the book), [[SinisterMinister Judge Claude]] [[BigBad Frollo's]] demise in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is particularly spectacular. He stands atop a gargoyle and is about to kill Quasimodo and Esmeralda -- but the gargoyle's head cracks, causing him to lose his balance. As he grabs onto the gargoyle for dear life, it starts glowing and snarling at him, as if {{Satan}} himself was saying he deserved it. It finally breaks off and he plummets to his doom, landing in ''molten lead''. (Note that in [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame the book]], Quasimodo ''threw'' him off). Mere seconds before the gargoyle cracked, as he was about to slay Esmeralda and Quasimodo, Frollo gave some dramatic last words:

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* Since he's one of the most downright evil Disney villains of all (although he wasn't too bad in the book), [[SinisterMinister Judge Claude]] [[BigBad Frollo's]] demise in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is particularly spectacular. He stands atop a gargoyle and is about to kill Quasimodo and Esmeralda -- but the gargoyle's head cracks, causing him to lose his balance. As he grabs onto the gargoyle for dear life, it starts glowing and snarling at him, as if {{Satan}} himself was saying he deserved it. It finally breaks off and he plummets to his doom, landing in ''molten lead''. (Note that in [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame the book]], Quasimodo ''threw'' him off). off.) Mere seconds before the gargoyle cracked, as he was about to slay Esmeralda and Quasimodo, Frollo gave some dramatic last words:



* Clayton's death in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath may be the most violent of all Disney Villain Deaths.]] Falling out of a tree and accidentally hanging oneself with jungle vines. We even get to hear his neck snap...The storm makes it possible to [[ShadowDiscretionShot see the shadow of his dangling body for a second]], just to drive the point home that [[NeverFoundTheBody he's unambiguously dead]].\\\
An alternate ending averts the trope. In this ending, Tarzan confronts Clayton on Clayton's junk. A small fire breaks out when Tarzan frees all the gorillas that the hunter had captured. Tarzan then pins Clayton's shirt sleeve to an oil barrel with a knife (after choosing not to simply cut out his heart) and leaves him there as the oil from the barrel seeps towards the flames. The last shot is of the ship exploding. (This ending was cut as the filmmakers felt it went against Tarzan telling Clayton "I'm not a man like you").

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* Clayton's death in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath may be the most violent of all Disney Villain Deaths.]] Deaths]]. Falling out of a tree and accidentally hanging oneself with jungle vines. We even get to hear his neck snap... The storm makes it possible to [[ShadowDiscretionShot see the shadow of his dangling body for a second]], just to drive the point home that [[NeverFoundTheBody he's unambiguously dead]].\\\
An alternate ending averts the trope. In this ending, Tarzan confronts Clayton on Clayton's junk. A small fire breaks out when Tarzan frees all the gorillas that the hunter had captured. Tarzan then pins Clayton's shirt sleeve to an oil barrel with a knife (after choosing not to simply cut out his heart) and leaves him there as the oil from the barrel seeps towards the flames. The last shot is of the ship exploding. (This ending was cut as because the filmmakers felt it went against Tarzan telling Clayton "I'm not a man like you").



* And fitting an AffectionateParody of other Disney movies. In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', Queen Narissa falls off New York City's Woolworth Building... after, yes, going OneWingedAngel...[[ScaledUp into a purple dragon]]. She explodes into glitter on impact.

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* And fitting an AffectionateParody of other Disney movies. In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', Queen Narissa falls off New York City's Woolworth Building... after, yes, going OneWingedAngel... [[ScaledUp into a purple dragon]]. She explodes into glitter on impact.



* [[AntiVillain Sympathetic villain Davy Jones]] dies after his heart is stabbed, and he falls into the Maelstrom in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd''. Averted with Cutler Beckett, who is blown up with the ship, and has his remains on the water.

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* [[AntiVillain Sympathetic villain Davy Jones]] dies after his heart is stabbed, and he falls into the Maelstrom in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd''. Averted with Cutler Beckett, who is blown up with the his ship, and has his remains on the water.



* The first two VideoGame/EpicMickey [[VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo games]] both get their chance to indulge in this in some surprisingly disturbing examples for Mickey Mouse games; the first game has the villain, the Blot, implode from the inside after having fireworks shot at him from the towers of a castle, while the second game's Mad Doctor is dragged to his death in a pit of acid by a load of green spirits after his evil robot vehicle topples over the edge of a platform. Oh, and then all this causes a huge acid geyser to blast everyone out of the cave and into the sky, where the robot promptly explodes, taking the Doc with it (while Mickey and Oswald casually glide to safety, no less.) Wow. Also ventures into TearJerker territory in that Oswald ACTUALLY TRIES TO SAVE HIM (despite the fact that he'd been playing them all for suckers and tried to kill them) but ultimately fails. The Blot's death can be seen here: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_icBzXMDF1U]], and the Mad Doctor's here: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrfErfREl8]].

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* The first two VideoGame/EpicMickey [[VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo games]] both get their chance to indulge in this in some surprisingly disturbing examples for Mickey Mouse games; the first game has the villain, the Blot, implode from the inside after having fireworks shot at him from the towers of a castle, while the second game's Mad Doctor is dragged to his death in a pit of acid by a load of green spirits after his evil robot vehicle topples over the edge of a platform. Oh, and then all this causes a huge acid geyser to blast everyone out of the cave and into the sky, where the robot promptly explodes, taking the Doc with it (while Mickey and Oswald casually glide to safety, no less.) less). Wow. Also ventures into TearJerker territory in that Oswald ACTUALLY TRIES TO SAVE HIM (despite the fact that he'd been playing them all for suckers and tried to kill them) but ultimately fails. The Blot's death can be seen here: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_icBzXMDF1U]], and the Mad Doctor's here: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrfErfREl8]].



* Averted in ''Film/TronLegacy''. [[BigBad Clu 2]] does not lose grip and fall to his deresolution. Rather, his creator Kevin Flynn reabsorbs his program and [[HeroicSacrifice blows up]] as [[TheHero Sam]] and [[ActionGirl Quorra]] make it to Flynn's Arcade in the real world. A tragic inversion with Tron himself, who falls into the abyss after remembering who he is and his purpose. His HeroicSacrifice only managed to buy the party a little extra time.

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* Averted in ''Film/TronLegacy''. [[BigBad Clu 2]] does not lose his grip and fall to his deresolution. Rather, his creator Kevin Flynn reabsorbs his program and [[HeroicSacrifice blows up]] as [[TheHero Sam]] and [[ActionGirl Quorra]] make it to Flynn's Arcade in the real world. A tragic inversion with Tron himself, who falls into the abyss after remembering who he is and his purpose. His HeroicSacrifice only managed to buy the party a little extra time.



* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' we have a subversion, an aversion, and a downplayed example: [[spoiler: Hans' battle with Marshmallow ultimately sends the latter plummeting to its apparent death, but later it turns out to be still alive. And in the same battle, Hans himself nearly falls off of the icy staircase as well, but his soldiers rescue him before he actually falls. Finally, near the end of the movie, Anna punches Hans hard enough to knock him overboard, but she wasn't exactly trying to kill him]].

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* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', we have a subversion, an aversion, and a downplayed example: [[spoiler: Hans' [[spoiler:Hans' battle with Marshmallow ultimately sends the latter plummeting to its apparent death, but later [[TheStinger later]] it turns out to be still alive. And in the same battle, Hans himself nearly falls off of the icy staircase as well, but his soldiers rescue him before he actually falls. Finally, near the end of the movie, Anna punches Hans hard enough to knock him overboard, but she wasn't exactly trying to kill him]].



* In ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'', [[spoiler:this is how Shere Khan meets his fate after jumping on a dead branch while attempting to kill Mowgli. Also combined with KillItWithFire as he falls into a huge patch of wildfire on the jungle floor (indeed, it would have to be the fire that actually killed him, as he can be seen twisting his body in order to land on his feet, much like a real cat would, while he plummets)]].
* Now that ''Franchise/StarWars'' is also a Disney property, the ''Film/RogueOne'' feature the protagonists' nemesis, Director Orson Krennic, dying on the Imperial base at Scarif, after [[TheDragon Tarkin]] [[ApocalypseHow fires a Death Star at it]] ''at low power'' [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to tie up the loose ends]]. Captain Andor also fails to follow his order [[spoiler: to kill Jyn's father Galen Erso, though he's [[ReluctantMadScientist not technically a villain]]]], but his rep is saved by [[spoiler:Galen's being [[FriendlyFire accidentally fatally injured by the Alliance bombers]]]].

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* In ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'', [[spoiler:this is how Shere Khan meets his fate after jumping on a dead branch while attempting to kill Mowgli. Also combined with KillItWithFire KillItWithFire, as he falls into a huge patch of wildfire on the jungle floor (indeed, it would have to be the fire that actually killed him, as he can be seen twisting his body in order to land on his feet, much like a real cat would, while he plummets)]].
* Now that ''Franchise/StarWars'' is also a Disney property, the ''Film/RogueOne'' feature the protagonists' nemesis, Director Orson Krennic, dying on the Imperial base at Scarif, after [[TheDragon Tarkin]] [[ApocalypseHow fires a Death Star at it]] ''at low power'' [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness to tie up the loose ends]]. Captain Andor also fails to follow his order [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to kill Jyn's father Galen Erso, though he's [[ReluctantMadScientist not technically a villain]]]], but his rep is saved by [[spoiler:Galen's being [[FriendlyFire accidentally fatally injured by the Alliance bombers]]]].



* In the movie ''[[Manga/{{Golgo 13}} Golgo 13: The Professional]]'', [[spoiler: the BigBad, Leonard Dawson, commits suicide by falling out of his office window to his death. Duke, not one to let a suicide spoil his perfect record of assassination, shoots him in the head before he hits the ground]].

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* In the movie ''[[Manga/{{Golgo 13}} Golgo 13: The Professional]]'', [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the BigBad, Leonard Dawson, commits suicide by falling out of his office window to his death. Duke, not one to let a suicide spoil his perfect record of assassination, shoots him in the head before he hits the ground]].



** Subverted with fellow Demon Beast Masher. In later episode ''"Monster Management"'', Masher walked off the ramparts and fell into the ground below. He survived the fall, of course, and got out of the pothole he made when he landed. He was still destroyed later by Fighter Kirby and Knuckle Joe later, of course.

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** Subverted with fellow Demon Beast Masher. In later episode ''"Monster Management"'', Masher walked off the ramparts and fell into the ground below. He survived the fall, of course, and got out of the pothole he made when he landed. He was still destroyed later by Fighter Kirby and Knuckle Joe later, Joe, of course.



* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': At the end of "The Pit" arc, disgraced ex-Judge Hal Jordan is killed off after he kidnaps Judge [=DeMarco=] during a massive riot so he can extort money from her (she is the heiress to a big fortune) but is kicked out off the hovercar by [=DeMarco=]. He falls to his death while [[DeathByMaterialism clutching a bag of money]], crushing two rioters in the process.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': At the end of "The Pit" arc, disgraced ex-Judge Hal Jordan is killed off after he kidnaps Judge [=DeMarco=] during a massive riot so he can extort money from her (she is the heiress to a big fortune) fortune), but is kicked out off the hovercar by [=DeMarco=]. He falls to his death while [[DeathByMaterialism clutching a bag of money]], crushing two rioters in the process.



** At the climax of ''The End'', Simba ends the FinalBattle with [[spoiler: [[UltimateEvil The Writer]]]] by grabbing him and jumping off of Pride Rock, mortally wounding them both. [[spoiler: The Writer dies first, allowing the universe to reboot, healing Simba in the process]].

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** At the climax of ''The End'', Simba ends the FinalBattle with [[spoiler: [[UltimateEvil [[spoiler:[[UltimateEvil The Writer]]]] by grabbing him and jumping off of Pride Rock, mortally wounding them both. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Writer dies first, allowing the universe to reboot, healing Simba in the process]].



* ''FanFic/SaetwosStory'': During the FinalBattle, [[BigBad Romelau]] ends up having a VillainousBreakdown and becomes obsessed with killing [[TheHero Saetwo]], leading to him tackling her just as she is herself tackling Echae out of the way of a boulder a couple of Romelau's minions just threw at him. As a result, the two of them are hit by that boulder and sent falling into the Abyss. [[spoiler: Since Saetwo survived, and they NeverFoundTheBody, it's speculated in-universe he may have survived as well; either way, however, he's never seen again.]]

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* ''FanFic/SaetwosStory'': During the FinalBattle, [[BigBad Romelau]] ends up having a VillainousBreakdown and becomes obsessed with killing [[TheHero Saetwo]], leading to him tackling her just as she is herself tackling Echae out of the way of a boulder a couple of Romelau's minions just threw at him. As a result, the two of them are hit by that boulder and sent falling into the Abyss. [[spoiler: Since [[spoiler:Since Saetwo survived, and they NeverFoundTheBody, it's speculated in-universe he may have survived as well; either way, however, he's never seen again.]]



*** We DO see him land though, so it counts as on-screen.

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*** We DO see him land land, though, so it counts as on-screen.



*** In the [[{{Sequelitis}} MANY sequels]], tossing the film's resident sharpteeth (Sharthoots?) down cliffs or pushing something to fall on their head (sometimes both) is a common way to dispatch them. It's almost a once-a-movie thing.

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*** In the [[{{Sequelitis}} MANY sequels]], tossing the film's resident sharpteeth (Sharthoots?) (sharptooths?) down cliffs or pushing something to fall on their head (sometimes both) is a common way to dispatch them. It's almost a once-a-movie thing.



** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. Carface survives his considerably high fall into water below him. Unfortunately for him, this puts him [[OhCrap right in King Gator's sights]]. All things considered, he would've been better off dying from the fall...*
** Happens to Ludmilla at the end of ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'' where as a result of her being tricked by the titular bat into [[OneWingedAngel becoming a dragon]], actually goes on a rampage and is lured to the top of a water tower, which then collapses because of her weight, causing her to fall to her doom.

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** Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. Carface survives his considerably high fall into water below him. Unfortunately for him, this puts him [[OhCrap right in King Gator's sights]]. All things considered, he would've been better off dying from the fall...*
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** Happens to Ludmilla at the end of ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'' where ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent'', where, as a result of her being tricked by the titular bat into [[OneWingedAngel becoming a dragon]], actually goes on a rampage and is lured to the top of a water tower, which then collapses because of her weight, causing her to fall to her doom.



* In the cult animated feature ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'', the MagnificentBastard Mok, an aging rock star with dark magical power, summons a demon with an evil song sung by the captive CatGirl Angel (this is another very kind of movie). Angel's repentant boyfriend shows up just in the nick of time and they banish both the demon and Mok down an interdimensional pit with [[ThePowerOfRock a good song]].

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* In the cult animated feature ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'', the MagnificentBastard Mok, an aging rock star with dark magical power, summons a demon with an evil song sung by the captive CatGirl Angel (this is another very weird kind of movie). Angel's repentant boyfriend shows up just in the nick of time and they banish both the demon and Mok down an interdimensional pit with [[ThePowerOfRock a good song]].
22nd Jan '17 8:37:30 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[MemeticMutation No one screams as he falls to his death like Gaston]]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [-[[caption-width-right:350: [[MemeticMutation No one screams as he falls to his death like Gaston]]!]]Gaston]]!]]-]



* ''CorpseParty'' Sakutaro Morishige goes mad from realizing that [[spoiler: he has accidentally been fetishizing Mayu's remains.]] He screams horribly then jumps out of the window. He is never seen again.

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* ''CorpseParty'' ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' Sakutaro Morishige goes mad from realizing that [[spoiler: he has accidentally been fetishizing Mayu's remains.]] He screams horribly then jumps out of the window. He is never seen again.
22nd Jan '17 2:25:28 PM TheLearnedSoldier
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** In the second season finale, ''Twilight of the Apprentice'', [[spoiler:Darth Maul]] suffers this fate at Kanan's hands, being tossed off the side of the Sith Temple after losing a lightsaber duel.
22nd Jan '17 2:02:02 PM Jubileus57
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* In ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: Broken Hour]]'', the murderous Meredith Huxley gets blown through a ClockTower dial and plummets down to her demise. We even get a [[SlowMotionFall slow-motion sequence]] of her fall.
21st Jan '17 1:05:16 PM contrafanxxx
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* ''Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage'' has [[spoiler: Xiang dropping [[BigBad Marke]] off her plane to her death.]]

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* ''Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage'' has [[spoiler: Xander kicking [[TheDragon Donovan]] out of a bathroom stall followed by Xiang dropping [[BigBad Marke]] off her plane to her death.]]
21st Jan '17 12:35:11 PM contrafanxxx
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* ''Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage'' has [[spoiler: Xiang dropping [[BigBad Marke]] off her plane to her death.]]
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