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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.
12th Dec '15 2:21:38 PM Koveras
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* Viari from ''WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated'' has an apparent obsession with falling chandeliers. In season 7, he single-handedly defeats the penultimate FlunkyBoss by dropping a chandelier on them and wiping out the entire group, while in season 9, he thins out Vannefer's forces considerably by dropping several (weaponized) chandeliers on their heads.
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29th Nov '15 6:00:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Batman|Sunsoft}}'' for the SegaGenesis, the chandeliers in Flugelheim Museum serve as SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Batman|Sunsoft}}'' for the SegaGenesis, UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, the chandeliers in Flugelheim Museum serve as SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom.
24th Nov '15 3:16:47 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Conviction'''s second level, you can shoot down a chandelier on a group of guards.

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Conviction'''s ''VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction'''s second level, you can shoot down a chandelier on a group of guards.
21st Oct '15 4:52:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the trailers for ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' Stitch interrupted famous songs and scenes from previous {{Disney}} films. One was the ballroom dance from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' where Stitch causes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZJu9vb1z8 the chandelier to fall]] almost crushes the two dancing below.

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* In the trailers for ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' Stitch interrupted famous songs and scenes from previous {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} films. One was the ballroom dance from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' where Stitch causes [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twZJu9vb1z8 the chandelier to fall]] almost crushes the two dancing below.
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