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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. The film ''starts'' with the titular VillainProtagonist seemingly falling to his death, before flashing back to his StartOfDarkness and explaining [[HowWeGotHere how he got there]]. By the time it catches up, not only is he [[HeelFaceTurn no longer a villain anymore]], he also figures out a way to survive the fall.
25th Apr '16 12:48:14 PM Luigifan
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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 as he falls into a huge patch of wildfire on the jungle floor.]]

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* In ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'' ''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.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).]]



* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', Luger dies this way. [[spoiler:Averted however, as it's later revealed that he survived, and [[HeelFaceTurn has become a good person]]. And averted again even later with Gabilan, whom Emily tosses off a cliff, but he's caught by his flying bird-creature.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', Luger dies this way. [[spoiler:Averted [[spoiler:Averted, however, as it's later revealed that he survived, and [[HeelFaceTurn has become a good person]]. And averted again even later with Gabilan, whom Emily tosses off a cliff, but he's caught by his flying bird-creature.]]



* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Cauldron'', Whosemoralsareelastix is defeated this way - he disarms Asterix in a sword fight, is about to go in for the killing blow, and the cliff edge collapses under him along with all of his money. [[SaveTheVillain Asterix decides to help him up, though,]] [[CruelMercy saying the loss of his money was enough of a punishment.]]
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', [[spoiler: Muller]] falls to his apparent death in a trapdoor leading to a moat full of crocodiles, but he survives and comes back with a vengeance.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Cauldron'', Whosemoralsareelastix is defeated this way - -- he disarms Asterix in a sword fight, is about to go in for the killing blow, and the cliff edge collapses under him along with all of his money. [[SaveTheVillain Asterix decides to help him up, though,]] [[CruelMercy saying the loss of his money was enough of a punishment.]]
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', [[spoiler: Muller]] [[spoiler:Muller]] falls to his apparent death in a trapdoor leading to a moat full of crocodiles, but he survives and comes back with a vengeance.



* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'' has the {{Disc One Final Boss}}es, Boss Kaze and Empress Tyrania, go out this way. Boss Kaze falls off the side of a mountain after his fight with Pyrus and Delilah and Tyrania falls out of the sky after her heart is destroyed by the heroes (so it technically wasn't what killed her). Delilah promptly lampshades all the ways Kaze's death could've killed him, grossing Pyrus out.

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* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'' has the {{Disc One Final Boss}}es, Boss Kaze and Empress Tyrania, go out this way. Boss Kaze falls off the side of a mountain after his fight with Pyrus and Delilah Delilah, and Tyrania falls out of the sky after her heart is destroyed by the heroes (so it technically wasn't what killed her). Delilah promptly lampshades all the ways Kaze's death could've killed him, grossing Pyrus out.



** Gollum actually gets this treatment twice. The first time, he slips and falls off the cliff outside Shelob's Lair. It's revealed he survived, and shows up for the final battle. He grapples with Frodo in Mount Doom, but then falls. The odd thing is that [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the fall isn't really what kills him]]. Instead, we get to see Gollum sink into the lava with the Ring.[[note]]Originally Creator/PeterJackson was going to have Frodo "come to his senses" and ''push'' Gollum over the edge, which would have [[BrokenAesop messed with the story considerably]] since Gollum [[AntiVillain wasn't really the villain]], and hard-core villains don't usually get ''[[ThouShaltNotKill pushed off]]'' cliffs in adventure stories. However, this is actually closer to [[WordOfGod what Tolkien envisaged for an alternate ending]] if Gollum hadn't tripped, and what would have happened to Frodo if Gollum hadn't taken the Ring off him.[[/note]]

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** Gollum actually gets this treatment twice. The first time, he slips and falls off the cliff outside Shelob's Lair. It's revealed he survived, and shows up for the final battle. He grapples with Frodo in Mount Doom, but then falls. The odd thing is that [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the fall isn't really what kills him]]. Instead, we get to see Gollum sink into the lava with the Ring.[[note]]Originally Creator/PeterJackson was going to have Frodo "come to his senses" and ''push'' Gollum over the edge, which would have [[BrokenAesop messed with the story considerably]] since Gollum [[AntiVillain wasn't really the villain]], and hard-core villains don't usually get ''[[ThouShaltNotKill pushed off]]'' cliffs in adventure stories. However, this is actually closer to [[WordOfGod what Tolkien envisaged envisioned for an alternate ending]] if Gollum hadn't tripped, and what would have happened to Frodo if Gollum hadn't taken the Ring off him.[[/note]]



* Happens to [[spoiler: Arkady Karasov]] in ''Film/TheTransporterRefueled'', after he is shot to death by [[ActionGirl Anna]] during his final fight with Frank Martin above a cliff.
* Subverted by both versions of [[BigBad Boris]] in ''Film/MenInBlack3''. [[spoiler: Future Boris survives getting pushed off a great height, but he is burned alive by the rocket as it takes off. Past Boris falls after his arm is blown off, but he gets blown up by K.]]

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* Happens to [[spoiler: Arkady [[spoiler:Arkady Karasov]] in ''Film/TheTransporterRefueled'', after he is shot to death by [[ActionGirl Anna]] during his final fight with Frank Martin above a cliff.
* Subverted by both versions of [[BigBad Boris]] in ''Film/MenInBlack3''. [[spoiler: Future [[spoiler:Future Boris survives getting pushed off a great height, but he is burned alive by the rocket as it takes off. Past Boris falls after his arm is blown off, but he gets blown up by K.]]



* The very last shot of ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' is [[spoiler: Henry closing the helicopter doors on Estelle, [[{{Fingore}} shredding her fingers]] and causing her to fall to her death as the movie ends.]]

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* The very last shot of ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' is [[spoiler: Henry [[spoiler:Henry closing the helicopter doors on Estelle, [[{{Fingore}} shredding her fingers]] and causing her to fall to her death as the movie ends.]]
24th Apr '16 7:40:53 PM Chariset
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* 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 doing horrible things when Lady Tremaine isn't available, 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. This means that they can actually survive very long falls.

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* 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 doing horrible things committing petty evil when Lady Tremaine isn't available, 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. This means that they can actually survive very parachute, meaning their odds of survival are ''better'' from a long falls.fall than a short one.



* Maleficent in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' pulls her OneWingedAngel act, is killed by Prince Philip with a [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown sword]] ([[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman but it's okay because she's a dragon]]), and falls off a cliff that also is burning at the bottom. The burning cliff was rather clearly [[HoistByHisOwnPetard set ablaze by Maleficent's own dragonfire.]]

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* Maleficent in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' pulls her OneWingedAngel act, is killed by Prince Philip with a [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks thrown sword]] ([[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman but it's okay because she's a dragon]]), and falls off a cliff that also is burning at the bottom. into blazing brambles. The burning cliff was brambles were Maleficent's own creation ''and'' rather clearly [[HoistByHisOwnPetard set ablaze by Maleficent's own her dragonfire.]]



* Exceptions to this in the Disney movies tend to be very extreme. In one year, we got the {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s of both 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. That's not even going into how [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]] checked out.
* This is [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice averted]] in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's played straight in [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea the sequel]], though -- Ursula's sister is [[ArtisticLicensePhysics frozen in a block of ice and sinks into a watery abyss.]]

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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 both 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. That's not even going into how [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]] checked out.\n
* This is [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice averted]] Averted]] in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's played straight in [[Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea the sequel]], though -- Ursula's sister is [[ArtisticLicensePhysics frozen freezes in a block of ice and sinks into a watery abyss.]]



** Jafar's defeat in the original plays with this a bit, since he technically ''does'' fall, sucked into his own lamp.

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** Jafar's defeat in the original plays with this a bit, since he technically ''does'' fall, sucked fall... into his own lamp.lamp prison.



* 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 see the shadow of his dangling body for a second, just to drive the point home that [[NeverFoundTheBody yes, he died and the corpse is there if they want to check]].\\\

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* 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 see the shadow of his dangling body for a second, just to drive the point home that [[NeverFoundTheBody yes, he died and the corpse is there if they want to check]].he's unambiguously dead]].\\\



* Syndrome of ''Film/TheIncredibles'' subverts this by getting [[TurbineBlender sucked into a jet engine]]. Note that Mr. Incredible ''meant'' to kill him, as it was a result of ''chucking a car at him''... just not in that particular way. This is actually made somewhat humorous when [[BrickJoke one remembers earlier]] in the movie when Edna Mode was giving her reasons for refusing to give Mr. Incredible's new outfit a cape -- one super died when her cape got her pulled into a jet engine.

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* Syndrome of ''Film/TheIncredibles'' subverts this by getting [[TurbineBlender sucked into a jet engine]]. Note that Mr. Incredible ''meant'' to kill him, as it was a result of ''chucking a car at him''... just not in that particular way. This is actually made somewhat humorous when [[BrickJoke one remembers earlier]] in the movie when Edna Mode was giving her reasons for refusing to give Mr. Incredible's new outfit a cape -- one super died when by getting her cape got her pulled into caught in a jet engine.



* 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. Into a 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. Into OneWingedAngel...[[ScaledUp into a dragon.purple dragon]]. She explodes into glitter on impact.



* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' gently plays with this trope. While Mother Gothel did fall from the tower, she was already dead from RapidAging and turned to dust by the time she (or rather, her cloak) hit the ground. Also, she didn't just cause her own fall, she was actually intentionally tripped by ''[[TeamPet Pascal]]''.

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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' gently plays with this trope. While Mother Gothel did fall from the tower, she was already dead dying from RapidAging and turned to had become nothing but dust by the time she (or rather, her cloak) hit the ground. Also, she didn't just cause her own fall, she was actually intentionally tripped by ''[[TeamPet Pascal]]''.



* Averted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' when [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo and the Cy-Bugs are killed by a geyser of boiling hot Diet Cola.]]
** Ralph himself is subject to this trope, being flung off a building's roof at the end of each level of the game he's a villain in.

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* Averted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' when [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo and the Cy-Bugs are killed by flying into a geyser of boiling hot Diet Cola.]]
** Ralph himself is subject to this trope, being flung off a building's roof at the end of each level of the game he's a villain in.in (and ''nearly'' playing this trope dead straight as a HeroicSacrifice]]).



* 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 not to his death]].

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* 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 not she wasn't exactly trying to his death]].kill him]].
21st Apr '16 9:11:44 PM SSJMagus
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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.
17th Apr '16 5:51:33 PM ironcommando
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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.]]

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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 as he falls into a huge patch of wildfire on the jungle floor.]]
16th Apr '16 3:58:13 PM Camberf
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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.]]
11th Apr '16 2:08:49 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Series/TheBlacklist'', Reddington kills the [[BigBad Director]] by throwing him off a plane to his death. Lady Ambrosia also meets her end by being thrown down a well.

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* In ''Series/TheBlacklist'', ''Series/TheBlacklist'':
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Reddington kills the [[BigBad the Director]] by throwing him off a plane to his death. Played with in that we actually see the end result, as he falls through the roof of some family's house.
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Lady Ambrosia also meets her end by being thrown down a well.well by her mentally handicapped son, who finally realized that she'd been emotionally abusing and manipulating him.
10th Apr '16 9:56:10 PM contrafanxxx
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* The very last shot of ''Film/HardcoreHenry'' is [[spoiler: Henry closing the helicopter doors on Estelle, [[{{Fingore}} shredding her fingers]] and causing her to fall to her death as the movie ends.]]
8th Apr '16 11:58:59 AM nighttrainfm
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** The ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' [[DownloadableContent expansion]] "Mark of the Assassin" ends with this - except the bad guy bounces rather painfully off a rock on his way down. It also plays out slightly differently depending on the DialogueTree - diplomatic Hawke tries to save him, but he takes a swing with a knife and loses his grip. Snarky Hawke listens to him make threats while hanging by his fingers, points out begging for mercy might have been a better idea, and just walks away (with a QuipToBlack after the fall). Aggressive Hawke? Stamps on his fingers.

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** The ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' [[DownloadableContent expansion]] "Mark of the Assassin" ends with this - except the bad guy bounces rather painfully off a rock on his way down. It also plays out slightly differently depending on the DialogueTree - diplomatic Hawke tries to save him, but he takes a swing with a knife and loses his grip. Snarky Hawke listens to him make threats while hanging by his fingers, points out begging for mercy might have been a better idea, and just walks away (with a QuipToBlack after the fall). Aggressive Hawke? Stamps Hawke actively speeds things along by stamping on his fingers.



'''Aveline:''' Well, I don't think he'll survive that.\\

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'''Aveline:''' Well, Well. I don't think he'll survive that.\\
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