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21st May '17 11:54:42 AM HighCrate
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** This ''might'' be a MythologyGag to when Batman pulled off essentially the same stunt in ''Film/BatmanForever'' (see above).
** Batman also attempted this trick [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins earlier in his career]]; unfortunately, Bane was GenreSavvy enough to reach up through the ceiling and grab him.
18th May '17 5:45:57 PM eroock
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* ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', when Scotty beams the elevator's occupants out while the doors are closed.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', when ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'': In 20th Century San Francisco, Kirk et al are being chased through a hospital by cops. Our heroes beat the cops to the elevator. In an attempt to head them off, the cops rush down the stairs and wait for the elevator to arrive on a lower floor. As the elevator doors open, the cops draw their guns and yell "freeze!" But the elevator is empty; Kirk and co have been beamed away by Scotty beams in the elevator's occupants out while the doors are closed.nick of time.
9th Feb '17 4:28:09 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheExecutioner''. In "Tiger War", some drug soldiers are on the top floor of a warehouse, and the only way up is a slow service elevator. Mack Bolan sends up a wheelbarrow packed with explosives, with a large sign saying ULTIMATUM attached to it. When Bolan hears the elevator reach the top floor, he activates the detonator.
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22nd Jan '17 11:35:27 AM JackG
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** In "Last Call", a gang of kidnappers start shooting the moment the lift doors open to reveal a suit...on a coat hanger. Cue {{kneecapping}} by the [[PersonWithTheClothing Man in the Suit]], who apparently came up the stairs.

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** In "Last Call", a gang of kidnappers start shooting the moment the lift doors open to reveal a suit...on a coat hanger. Cue {{kneecapping}} by the [[PersonWithTheClothing Man in the Suit]], who apparently came up the stairs.
22nd Nov '16 3:40:52 AM JackG
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* ''Film/JasonBourne''. A hit team is climbing a stairwell around a cage elevator. They peer closely at the elevator as it passes and see Bourne isn't there, not realising that Bourne is actually riding the elevator counterweight.
17th Nov '16 3:06:10 PM Morgenthaler
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17th Nov '16 1:09:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/OutpostRiseOfTheSpetsnaz''. A corridor full of German guards wait nervously for [[BadAss Dolokhov]] to come up to their level, but the doors open to reveal a [[OhCrap huge Berserker zombie]] who immediately attacks them. Dolokhov had ducked into the roof hatch to escape the zombie, so he just drops back into the elevator when the shooting stops, and [[BoomHeadshot finishes off the zombie]] who's now crawling after having killed everyone in the corridor and soaked up all their bullets.

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* ''Film/OutpostRiseOfTheSpetsnaz''. A corridor full of German guards wait nervously for [[BadAss Dolokhov]] Dolokhov to come up to their level, but the doors open to reveal a [[OhCrap huge Berserker zombie]] who immediately attacks them. Dolokhov had ducked into the roof hatch to escape the zombie, so he just drops back into the elevator when the shooting stops, and [[BoomHeadshot finishes off the zombie]] who's now crawling after having killed everyone in the corridor and soaked up all their bullets.
14th Nov '16 1:39:32 AM Doug86
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18th Jul '16 8:23:42 AM eroock
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17th Jul '16 7:07:01 AM eroock
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In the first episode of ''2nd Gig'', a terrorist has a look of surprise when the lift opens to reveal an empty elevator, only to be shot in the face by Batou who's wearing [[InvisibilityCloak thermoptic camouflage]]. Incidentally Batou isn't happy at being ordered to go up in the elevator; the only reason the Major told him to do so was because the terrorists were expecting the attack to come via the roof or stairs, and had the hostages there as a HumanShield, plus she used a ghost-hacked terrorist to kill most of the other terrorists waiting in ambush. The scene serves as BookEnds [[spoiler:when Batou and the Major use the empty elevator trope to assassinate the BigBad in the final episode, sniping him from an unexpected direction when he's surrounded by CIA bodyguards.]]

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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In the first episode of ''2nd Gig'', a terrorist has a look of surprise when the lift opens to reveal an empty elevator, only to be shot in the face by Batou who's wearing [[InvisibilityCloak thermoptic camouflage]]. Incidentally Batou isn't happy at being ordered to go up in the elevator; the only reason the Major told him to do so was because the terrorists were expecting the attack to come via the roof or stairs, and had the hostages there as a HumanShield, plus she used a ghost-hacked terrorist to kill most of the other terrorists waiting in ambush. The scene serves as BookEnds {{Bookends}} [[spoiler:when Batou and the Major use the empty elevator trope to assassinate the BigBad in the final episode, sniping him from an unexpected direction when he's surrounded by CIA bodyguards.]]
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