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18th Aug '17 5:59:00 PM KnowingGoose
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* Used in ''FanFic/CardcaptorRad'', with both [[spoiler: Smokescreen and Sideways]]. In the former's case, the distance of the drop isn't mentioned, while in the latter's case there was a mediator that lessened the risk of going splat.
10th Jun '17 9:11:46 PM Az_Tech341
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10th Jun '17 9:11:31 PM Az_Tech341
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In general, the hand of a HumongousMecha would not really be safe for a human being to fall on, what with them being made of metal and all.

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In general, the hand of a HumongousMecha would not really be safe for a human being to fall on, on being a human, what with them being made of metal and all.
6th May '17 7:54:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' Optimus Prime catches Sam when he falls from a building. In this case, at least, he seems to be lowering his hand as he catches him to slow him down.
** Although, in the same movie Bumblebee snatches both Sam and Mikaela out of midair while moving at high-speed.
*** Right before that, the two of them had fallen from Optimus Prime's shoulder, who tried to catch them with his foot - which ''could'' have slowed them down to the point that Bumblebee could safely snatch them from the air...except the sound they make when they hit it is ''horrible'', and suggests they cracked their ribs. Of course, they were fine.
** Done slightly more realistically in the third one. Bumblebee flips through the air and grabs Sam and Lennox, and then continues to flip through the air until he lands. Only then does he let them go.

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* In ''[[Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries Transformers]]'' ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/{{Transformers}}'':
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Optimus Prime catches Sam when he falls from a building. In this case, at least, he seems to be lowering his hand as he catches him to slow him down.
** Although, in the same movie *** Bumblebee snatches both Sam and Mikaela out of midair while moving at high-speed.
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high-speed. Right before that, the two of them had fallen from Optimus Prime's shoulder, who tried to catch them with his foot - which ''could'' have slowed them down to the point that Bumblebee could safely snatch them from the air...except the sound they make when they hit it is ''horrible'', and suggests they cracked their ribs. Of course, they were fine.
** Done slightly more realistically in [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon the third one.one]]. Bumblebee flips through the air and grabs Sam and Lennox, and then continues to flip through the air until he lands. Only then does he let them go.
9th Apr '17 3:20:38 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''{{Manga/MAR}}'': In an example that crosses over between this and SoftWater, Snow saves herself from a fall which the watching characters clearly expect her to go ''splat'' from, by calling on her giant snowman and landing safely in it's hand.

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* ''{{Manga/MAR}}'': In an example that crosses over between this and SoftWater, Snow saves herself from a fall which the watching characters clearly expect her to go ''splat'' from, by calling on her giant snowman and landing safely in it's its hand.
6th Apr '17 11:58:39 AM erforce
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** An interesting variant is in the ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' movie, where the characters are already on the ground. The Turbo Megazord lowers its hand to allow the civilian Ranger assistants [[AndZoidberg plus Bulk and Skull]] to climb up...and then promptly locks its hand into a tight fist, presumably crushing the occupants to death. Obviously, they were fine later, but it was a bit jarring. "Oh, yeah, come on up guys, let me give you a [[IncrediblyLamePun hand]]...CRUNCH."

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** An interesting variant is in the ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' movie, ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie'', where the characters are already on the ground. The Turbo Megazord lowers its hand to allow the civilian Ranger assistants [[AndZoidberg plus Bulk and Skull]] to climb up...and then promptly locks its hand into a tight fist, presumably crushing the occupants to death. Obviously, they were fine later, but it was a bit jarring. "Oh, yeah, come on up guys, let me give you a [[IncrediblyLamePun hand]]...CRUNCH."
19th Sep '16 12:53:29 AM ChrisX
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** There's a variation in this in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Gaiden'': Kyosuke saves Lamia from the Bartolls by plugging her directly out of the cockpit, which only worked out because Lamia is an [[ArtificialHuman android]]... but then {{Deconstructed}} because just because someone is in a robot's hand doesn't mean the person is completely safe, as she ends up getting shot down and thought to be killed only to come back later BrainwashedAndCrazy. And then it's Axel's turn to repeat the same to restore her for real, and he has better luck because there's no one hiding in the shadow trying to shoot his hand down when he's not expecting.
8th Sep '16 7:09:49 PM PaulA
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* Subverted by the giant robot on the album cover of Music/NewsOfTheWorld by Music/{{Queen}}, who accidentally killed the band members.
** The cover was done by artist FrankKellyFreas, based on one he did for ''AstoundingScienceFiction''.

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* Subverted by the giant robot on the album cover of Music/NewsOfTheWorld by Music/{{Queen}}, who accidentally killed the band members.
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members. The cover was done by artist FrankKellyFreas, Creator/FrankKellyFreas, based on one he did for ''AstoundingScienceFiction''.''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction''.
10th Aug '16 11:36:37 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In the climax of ''Ride/TransformersTheRide'' at the Ride/UniversalStudios parks, the riders are sent plunging off a building, only to be saved at the last second by Bumblebee.
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20th Jul '16 3:35:04 PM vh1660924
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** The Gaia Colossus does one of these after the final battle in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', but [[JustifiedTrope it is justified]] in that Sonic's fall is decelerated before impact.

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** The Gaia Colossus does one of these after the final battle in ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', but [[JustifiedTrope it is justified]] in that Sonic's fall is decelerated before impact. Not to mention that Sonic is MadeOfIron and has survived huge falls before.
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