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11th Aug '16 10:48:18 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Averted; there is no "gravity suction" on the nukes Apocalypse shoots beyond the Earth's atmosphere, but this runs into a different kind of artistic license. The null-gravity effect experienced by astronauts is about moving ''around the world,'' not moving ''up far enough''.
6th Aug '16 2:45:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', Pelican dropships are shown dropping like a stone the second they are released from the ship suspending them above the surface of the planet below. Possibly justified if the parent ship deliberately flies low enough before releasing its cargo, but that's certainly not how it looks in the game. Like a lot of ''Halo'', it is cribbed from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
** Justified in that the dropships aren't just released, there is a minor propulsive force to put distance between the Pelican and the ship. Even then, they don't fall - they drift along until they engage their own propulsion. A more extreme mechanism is used for the ODST drop pods - they aren't dropped, they're shot out of the ship.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', Pelican dropships are shown dropping like a stone the second they are released from the ship spaceship suspending them above the surface of the planet below. Possibly justified if the parent ship deliberately flies low enough before releasing its cargo, but that's certainly not how it looks in the game. Like a lot of ''Halo'', it is cribbed from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''.
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Justified in that the dropships aren't just released, there spaceship itself is a minor propulsive force actually using its own systems to put distance between propel the Pelican and Pelicans a bit; in fact, the ship. Even then, they Pelicans don't fall - they drift along until they engage their own propulsion. A more extreme mechanism is used for the ODST drop pods - they aren't dropped, they're literally shot out of the ship.
15th May '16 3:39:28 PM trumpetmarietta
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->'''Ko-Dan Officer:''' Star Drive out. Thrusters out. We're caught in the planet's gravitational pull. ''What do we do?''\\
'''Lord Kril:''' ''[matter-of-factly]'' We die.

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->'''Ko-Dan Officer:''' Star Drive Stardrive out. Thrusters out. We're caught in the planet's moon's gravitational pull. ''What do we do?''\\
'''Lord Kril:''' ''[matter-of-factly]'' [=[=]''[[FaceDeathWithDignity matter-of-factly]]''[=]=] We die.
13th Apr '16 1:56:13 PM WillKeaton
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** Also Utsuho and her last spell card in TH11. Koishi of the same game has a similar spellcard, but it pushes you away instead -- to a wall of danmaku with KILL written all over it.

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** Also Utsuho and her last spell card in TH11. [=TH11.=] Koishi of the same game has a similar spellcard, but it pushes you away instead -- to a wall of danmaku with KILL written all over it.
13th Apr '16 1:55:33 PM WillKeaton
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* Actually averted in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''Vector Prime'', where the weird gravity device used by the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] to ColonyDrop Sernpidal's moon onto the planet does not cause a "sucking" effect, but instead the moon's orbit decays more or less realistically every time it passes over the device. Not that there's anything realistic about a superweapon that produces a gravitational force greater than a planet's.

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* Actually averted in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''StarWars'' [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] novel ''Vector Prime'', where the weird gravity device used by the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]] to ColonyDrop Sernpidal's moon onto the planet does not cause a "sucking" effect, but instead the moon's orbit decays more or less realistically every time it passes over the device. Not that there's anything realistic about a superweapon that produces a gravitational force greater than a planet's.



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21st Nov '15 6:13:57 PM DanielCase
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** Also averted, though more fantastically, in the earlier TOS episode "The Naked Time". Once security breaks into Engineering and allows Scotty to regain control of the ship from the deranged, infected Lieutenant Riley, he finds the engines are "out cold", and there isn't enough time to restart them before the ship's orbit decays. So ... Kirk and Spock order him to try a last-ditch untested procedure which saves the ship by ... ''sending it back in time''.
19th Oct '15 1:46:12 PM Epithumia
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* In ''[[SkylarkSeries The Skylark of Space]]'', [=DuQuesne's=] ship is caught in the pull of a dead star. Notably it induces a sickening sensation of ''falling'' even though the characters are now used to freefall.
16th Oct '15 10:43:57 PM Servbot
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* The Sorceress' Gravity spell in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' works in this manner. It creates a black dome that forcibly sucks in every {{Mook}} caught in it towards its center, leaving them easy pickings for your team's attacks.
27th Aug '15 5:33:48 PM nombretomado
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* When Mike crashes into, then attempts to save, the Hubble telescope in ''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K: The Movie]]'', it immediately drops away and falls to Earth. An incredulous Mike [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that it couldn't possibly do that.

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* When Mike crashes into, then attempts to save, the Hubble telescope in ''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K: The Movie]]'', it immediately drops away and falls to Earth. An incredulous Mike [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that it couldn't possibly do that.
31st Jul '15 11:30:02 AM thatother1dude
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* In the finale of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: Battle Tendency'', a volcanic eruption sends [[spoiler:Kars and Joseph]] hurtling upward into space. The latter falls back down to Earth, but the slight velocity increase from a vent of gas sent the former ''hurtling into infinite space''.
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