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20th Jun '16 9:51:51 PM Plactus
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* The ArtisticTitle of ''Series/TheNightManager'' ends with a falling chandelier that turns into an explosion on impact.
10th Jun '16 10:12:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Much of the DeanKoontz novel ''Forever Odd'' takes place in the ruins of the Panamint Resort and Spa, which was severely damaged by an earthquake. Several people were killed in the ballroom when a massive chandelier fell on them during the quake; although this was an accident, it happened because the builders cut corners and suspended the chandelier from a wooden beam rather than a steel beam.

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* Much of the DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz novel ''Forever Odd'' takes place in the ruins of the Panamint Resort and Spa, which was severely damaged by an earthquake. Several people were killed in the ballroom when a massive chandelier fell on them during the quake; although this was an accident, it happened because the builders cut corners and suspended the chandelier from a wooden beam rather than a steel beam.



* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' has a funny, non-combat-related version [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnhYzfg7ug4 2:30 here]].

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* ''OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses'' has a funny, non-combat-related version [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnhYzfg7ug4 2:30 here]].
1st Jun '16 5:43:06 PM Prfnoff
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* In the UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Bay Route'', the chandeliers in the mansion level will fall when players walk under them unless they shoot them down first.
19th May '16 1:22:34 PM erforce
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* ''{{Ghostbusters}}'': The guys drop a chandelier in their pursuit of Slimer.

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* ''{{Ghostbusters}}'': ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': The guys drop a chandelier in their pursuit of Slimer.
28th Apr '16 3:08:20 AM WillBGood
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'''Peter''': It's okay. The table broke the fall.

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'''Peter''': -->'''Peter''': It's okay. The table broke the fall.
14th Apr '16 6:55:48 PM ngh93
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-->'''Kronk:''' Ah, Should've seen that comin'. [''falls''] WHOOOA!!!!

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-->'''Kronk:''' Ah, Ah. Should've seen that comin'. [''falls''] WHOOOA!!!!
23rd Mar '16 12:48:35 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''{{Ghostbusters}}'': The guys drop a chandelier in their pursuit of Slimer.
'''Peter''': It's okay. The table broke the fall.



* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera 25th Anniversary Celebration'', filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, subverts this. Obviously, the show ''couldn't'' drop the Hall's actual chandelier; instead, it just sparks and fizzles a little.



* In ''James Bond: VideoGame/EverythingOrNothing'', you must drop a whole lighting rig on some bad guys during the second half of "The Kiss Kiss Club" level.

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* In ''James Bond: VideoGame/EverythingOrNothing'', you must drop a whole lighting rig on some bad guys during the second half of "The Kiss Kiss Club" level. (A later level, "Faded Splendor," allows you to do this for real with the aid of a sniper rifle.)
9th Mar '16 8:12:54 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBusterBustsLoose'', every chandelier in the WildWest level falls as Buster passes.
27th Jan '16 1:44:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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When in high-class surroundings, the standard way to create chaos or kill people is inevitably to drop the enormous chandelier hanging from the ceiling. This is usually intentional on the part of the character (and strongly indicative of {{Badass}}itude), but occasionally it happens by accident. A frequent comedic subversion is for the hero to accidentally drop the chandelier on his own allies.

This is most common in film and theater, since it exists mostly as a way to create a visually spectacular effect.

Generally it's a subtrope of DeathByLookingUp. Might overlap with ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. Compare ChandelierSwing.

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When in high-class surroundings, the standard way to create chaos or kill people is inevitably to drop the enormous chandelier hanging from the ceiling. This is usually intentional on the part of the character (and strongly indicative of {{Badass}}itude), character, but occasionally it happens by accident. A frequent comedic subversion version is for the hero to accidentally drop the chandelier on his own allies.

This is most common in film and theater, since it exists mostly as a way to create creates a visually spectacular effect.

Generally it's a subtrope of DeathByLookingUp. Might It might overlap with ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. Compare ChandelierSwing.
19th Jan '16 10:20:47 AM nombretomado
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* One gets pulled down intentionally during the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' novels (''Exiles'' by AaronAllston, page 285). Of course, nobody dies, since there are two telekinetics in the room, but it was a good diversion.

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* One gets pulled down intentionally during the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' novels (''Exiles'' by AaronAllston, Creator/AaronAllston, page 285). Of course, nobody dies, since there are two telekinetics in the room, but it was a good diversion.
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