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15th Apr '18 5:48:03 PM Zuxtron
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If the window is shut, the traditional way to get the resident's attention is to throw gravel at it, but as that's become [[DiscreditedTrope something of a cliche]], it's usually [[PlayingWithATrope subverted somehow]] (they [[WindowPain break the window]], or hit their friend with a rock, or discover they picked the wrong room...)

Subtrope of ThereWasADoor. Contrast BedsheetLadder, which is for the person inside getting out. For the glass shattering DynamicEntry variant, see SuperWindowJump, which may also be at the same time as FastRoping.

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If the window is shut, the traditional way to get the resident's attention is to throw gravel at it, but as that's become [[DiscreditedTrope something of a cliche]], it's usually [[PlayingWithATrope subverted somehow]] (they [[WindowPain break the window]], window, or hit their friend with a rock, or discover they picked the wrong room...)

Subtrope of ThereWasADoor. Contrast BedsheetLadder, which is for the person inside getting out. For the glass shattering DynamicEntry variant, see SuperWindowJump, which may also be at the same time as FastRoping. See also BrokenWindowWarning, for when a rock is intentionally thrown at a window to break it in order to send a message.
21st Jan '18 3:34:11 PM foxley
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* In the Australian kids show ''Shirl's Neighbourhood'', every single character entering the treehouse came in through the window. Because the treehouse didn't have a door.
19th Jan '18 7:59:36 PM somebob
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** An enraged Jade comes in through the window to ambush Cat in "Crazy Ponnie".


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* Occasionally happens on ''Series/HenryDanger'' with Henry, Charlotte, and even Captain Man entering his room through his second story window by climbing up a tree.
15th Jan '18 10:29:28 PM darkemyst
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* Prince Zen and his self appointed aide Obi in ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' use windows more often than doors to enter or exit rooms. Zen doesn't get to do so as often as he'd like as it's not considered proper decorum but Obi originally tended to surprise other characters more when he uses a door instead of a window to enter a building. Even Obi's stopped doing it so much after Zen knighted him and tasked him with Shirayuki's protection.

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* Prince Zen and his self appointed aide Obi in ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' use windows more often than doors to enter or exit rooms. Zen doesn't get to do so as often as he'd like as it's not considered proper decorum but Obi originally tended to surprise other characters more when he uses used a door instead of a window to enter a building. Even Obi's Obi has stopped doing it so much after Zen knighted him and tasked him with Shirayuki's protection.



* Done in ComicBook/CaptainAmerica with [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] sneaking into [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natalia's]] room in a flashback to when they were both subjects of a KGB secret program.



* Done in ComicBook/CaptainAmerica with [[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] sneaking into [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natalia's]] room in a flashback to when they were both subjects of a KGB secret program.



** It's even funnier because a reverse-angle shows Hector dangling outside the second-story window, and there's ''nothing there'' he could have climbed up; the wall is absolutely bare.

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** It's even funnier because a reverse-angle shows Hector dangling outside the second-story window, and there's ''nothing there'' he could couldn't have climbed up; the wall is absolutely bare.



* Ellie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' would climb into young Carl 's bedroom window.



* Ellie in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' would climb into young Carl 's bedroom window.



* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Edward climbs a tree to get into Bella's bedroom. Though she doesn't know at first, this later becomes an almost daily routine for their relationship.
** In ''Midnight Sun'', we learn that Edward has turned this [[StalkingIsLove stalking]] up to 11 by bringing oil along so the window won't squeak.
** Jacob does it in ''New Moon'', but at least he ''asks'' first.
* In ''The Season'', Alex enters Gavin's house this way, but to warn him of an evil plot.
* The protagonist of ''Literature/TheYiddishPolicemensUnion'' does this to get into his ex-wife's bedroom, recalling how he used to sneak in that way when they were dating. It's not as romantic as the ideal, though, as he says that he's not as young as he used to be and after he's scaled the wall to her house, foreplay begins with her cleaning his bloody shins.



* Gaia Moore of ''Literature/{{Fearless}}'' did this a lot. At first it was to avoid running into her WickedStepmother Ella, but later on she just did it out of habit.
* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', Kairn throws rocks at Zak's window to get his attention. Realizing he can't sneak out through the hallway, Zak clambers out through the window and climbs down.
* Happens twice in ''Literature/{{Maurice}}''. In the first part of the book Maurice climbs into Clive's room, then in the second part Scudder climbs into Maurice's room.



* Happens twice in ''Literature/{{Maurice}}''. In the first part of the book Maurice climbs into Clive's room, then in the second part Scudder climbs into Maurice's room.
* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', Kairn throws rocks at Zak's window to get his attention. Realizing he can't sneak out through the hallway, Zak clambers out through the window and climbs down.
* Gaia Moore of ''Literature/{{Fearless}}'' did this a lot. At first it was to avoid running into her WickedStepmother Ella, but later on she just did it out of habit.

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* Happens twice in ''Literature/{{Maurice}}''. In the first part ''The Season'', Alex enters Gavin's house this way, but to warn him of the book Maurice an evil plot.
* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Edward
climbs into Clive's room, then in the second part Scudder climbs into Maurice's room.
* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', Kairn throws rocks at Zak's window
a tree to get his attention. Realizing he can't sneak out through the hallway, Zak clambers out through into Bella's bedroom. Though she doesn't know at first, this later becomes an almost daily routine for their relationship.
** In ''Midnight Sun'', we learn that Edward has turned this [[StalkingIsLove stalking]] up to 11 by bringing oil along so
the window and climbs down.
won't squeak.
** Jacob does it in ''New Moon'', but at least he ''asks'' first.
* Gaia Moore The protagonist of ''Literature/{{Fearless}}'' did ''Literature/TheYiddishPolicemensUnion'' does this a lot. At first it was to avoid running get into his ex-wife's bedroom, recalling how he used to sneak in that way when they were dating. It's not as romantic as the ideal, though, as he says that he's not as young as he used to be and after he's scaled the wall to her WickedStepmother Ella, but later on she just did it out of habit.house, foreplay begins with her cleaning his bloody shins.
15th Jan '18 10:18:47 PM darkemyst
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* Prince Zen and his self appointed aide Obi in ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' use windows more often than doors to enter or exit rooms. Zen doesn't get to do so as often as he'd like as it's not considered proper decorum but Obi originally tended to surprise other characters more when he uses a door instead of a window to enter a building. Even Obi's stopped doing it so much after Zen knighted him and tasked him with Shirayuki's protection.
* Hitsugaya enters Ichigo's house this way in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and criticizes his subordinates for their entry method. They came in through the ''skylight''.
* Terry from ''Manga/CandyCandy'' pulls this during the BoardingSchool arc, entering Candy's dorm room through her balcony.



* Aeru climbs into Neveril's quarters this way in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. This was more dangerous than usual as this was on board sky airship in the middle of flight.

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* Aeru climbs into Neveril's quarters Jiraya from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' commonly enters through windows. This has become a popular joke amongst fans of the series. Additionally, quite a lot of ninja enter Tsunade's office via the window.
* ''Manga/{{Noragami}}'': [[PhysicalGod Yato]] does
this way in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. This was to Hiyori more dangerous than usual as this was on board sky airship in the middle once.
* Yayoi
of flight.''[[Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual Dual!]]'' usually wakes protagonist Kazuki by climbing through his window every morning. She does not use a ladder or a convenient tree, but a bridge between their houses. That she apparently built overnight without anyone noticing.



* Hitsugaya enters Ichigo's house this way in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and criticizes his subordinates for their entry method. They came in through the ''skylight''.
* Jiraya from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' commonly enters through windows. This has become a popular joke amongst fans of the series. Additionally, quite a lot of ninja enter Tsunade's office via the window.



* Yayoi of ''[[Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual Dual!]]'' usually wakes protagonist Kazuki by climbing through his window every morning. She does not use a ladder or a convenient tree, but a bridge between their houses. That she apparently built overnight without anyone noticing.
* Terry from ''Manga/CandyCandy'' pulls this during the BoardingSchool arc, entering Candy's dorm room through her balcony.
* ''Manga/{{Noragami}}'': [[PhysicalGod Yato]] does this to Hiyori more than once.

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* Yayoi of ''[[Anime/ParallelTroubleAdventureDual Dual!]]'' usually wakes protagonist Kazuki by climbing through his window every morning. She does not use a ladder or a convenient tree, but a bridge between their houses. That she apparently built overnight without anyone noticing.
* Terry from ''Manga/CandyCandy'' pulls
Aeru climbs into Neveril's quarters this during the BoardingSchool arc, entering Candy's dorm room through her balcony.
* ''Manga/{{Noragami}}'': [[PhysicalGod Yato]] does
way in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}''. This was more dangerous than usual as this to Hiyori more than once.was on board sky airship in the middle of flight.
4th Jul '17 3:05:53 AM jormis29
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** Parodied in ''West Bank Story''.

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** Parodied in ''West Bank Story''.''Theatre/WestBankStory''.
27th Jun '17 2:42:10 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Music/TheBeatles: "[[Music/AbbeyRoad She Came In Through the Bathroom Window]]". Humorously, Creator/PaulMcCartney on a experience where a LoonyFan had actually entered his house through the bathroom window.

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* Music/TheBeatles: "[[Music/AbbeyRoad She Came In Through the Bathroom Window]]". Humorously, Creator/PaulMcCartney was inspired to write the song based on a an experience where a LoonyFan had actually entered broken into his house through the a bathroom window.
27th Jun '17 2:39:48 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Music/TheBeatles: [[Music/AbbeyRoad She came in through the bathroom window]]

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* Music/TheBeatles: [[Music/AbbeyRoad "[[Music/AbbeyRoad She came in Came In Through the Bathroom Window]]". Humorously, Creator/PaulMcCartney on a experience where a LoonyFan had actually entered his house through the bathroom window]]window.
11th May '17 2:48:09 PM darkemyst
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* The entire [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat Family]] seems to prefer windows to doors while in costume.
** [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Night]][[ComicBook/NightwingRebirth wing]] used his apartment window to enter and leave the building while in costume in addition to the usual uses of sneaking up on criminals and police.
** [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] has used this method to enter (and leave) the Sheriff's department and used Nightwing's usual method of leaving for crimefighting mentioned above while staying with him.
26th Feb '17 6:35:49 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" is a sort of archetypical example.
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "Literature/{{Rapunzel}}" is a sort of archetypical example.
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