History Main / HelicopterBlender

8th Mar '17 9:36:04 AM nombretomado
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* MatthewReilly uses variants of this trope. A mook in ''Scarecrow'' tried to drop Mother onto a helicopter while she was hanging out of the side of a skyscraper, but fell through himself. In ''Temple'' and ''Area 7'', the rotors of a helicopter on the ground are used as an improvised weapon.

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* MatthewReilly Creator/MatthewReilly uses variants of this trope. A mook in ''Scarecrow'' tried to drop Mother onto a helicopter while she was hanging out of the side of a skyscraper, but fell through himself. In ''Temple'' and ''Area 7'', the rotors of a helicopter on the ground are used as an improvised weapon.
28th Feb '17 12:03:48 AM infernape612
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* In mobile/steam versions of ''VideoGame/BloonsTowerDefense 5'', the Heli Pilot's 3/x upgrade qualifies as this, as it deals damage to any bloons the Heli Pilot flies over.

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* In mobile/steam the mobile/Steam versions of ''VideoGame/BloonsTowerDefense 5'', the Heli Pilot's 3/x upgrade qualifies as this, as it deals damage to any bloons the Heli Pilot flies over. over.
* Discussed in ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderGround'' when the protagonist decides to do a [=McTwist=] while jumping over a police helicopter.
-->'''Eric Sparrow''': You serious? You miss your ollie and we'll be sending you back to Jersey in a coffee can!
1st Dec '16 9:39:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Holocaust2000'': The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.

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* ''Film/Holocaust2000'': The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as a press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.
1st Dec '16 9:07:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Trying this in real life, is, of course, very, ''very'' ill-advised. Helicopter blades are quite fragile - or at least, fragile if slamming themselves against something very hard. Even birds damage blades.

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Trying this in real life, is, of course, very, ''very'' ill-advised. Helicopter blades are quite fragile - or at least, fragile if slamming themselves against something very hard. Even birds damage blades.
blades. Thus, any helicopter pilot who tries this may well succeed in [[TooDumbToLive killing both themselves and their target]], most especially if airborne.
1st Dec '16 9:04:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** Later averted in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', where the helicopter just has several enormous rotary saw blades dangling from a helicopter instead. (It was designed to fly above treetop level and use the rotary saw blades below it to clear branches, and in fact was [[ChekhovsGun was seen doing so earlier in the movie]].)

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** * Later averted in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', where the helicopter just has several enormous rotary saw blades dangling from a helicopter instead. (It was designed to fly above treetop level and use the rotary saw blades below it to clear branches, and in fact was [[ChekhovsGun was seen doing so earlier in the movie]].)
1st Dec '16 9:03:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Holocaust2000'': The new Israeli prime minister is killed when he gets off a plane to hold as press conference by a spinning helicopter blade.
21st Oct '16 2:45:04 PM BattleMaster
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* In Series/{{Firefly}}, Mal does this to the leader of the band of mercenaries Niska sent to kill him. After being captured and giving a defiant speech when asked to return with a peace offering for Niska, Mal quietly says "[[PreMortemOneLiner darn]]" and then kicks him into Serenity's engine.



* Many ''{{Transformers}}'' with helicopter alternate modes can do this, in part because their rotors usually become a sword or blade weapon, and partly because they ''are'' the copter and can thus maneuver correctly without falling.

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* Many ''{{Transformers}}'' with helicopter alternate modes can do this, in part because their rotors usually become a sword or blade weapon, and partly because they ''are'' the copter and can thus maneuver correctly without falling. Blades of the G1 Protectabots even gets his name because of how fond he is of doing so.
12th Sep '16 6:31:48 PM vtarira
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** Happens ''again'' in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', this time with a SHIELD Pilot being knocked into the turbine of a quinjet by The Winter Soldier. Makes one wonder if it'll show up in the third movie as a BlackComedy RunningGag.

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** Happens ''again'' in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', this time with a SHIELD Pilot being knocked into the turbine of a quinjet by The Winter Soldier. Makes one wonder if it'll show up in the third movie as a BlackComedy RunningGag.


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** Shows up [[BlackComedy yet]] [[RunningGag again]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', when [[spoiler:Bucky is temporarily re-brainwashed by Zemo and, when Cap [[{{Trainstopping}} keeps his escape chopper from taking off]], he tries to use the still-moving blades to kill him instead. On the bright side, Cap's PlotArmor means this is the first time in his movies that no one dies of this trope.]]
10th Jun '16 2:35:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* George A. Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' features an accidental zombie decapitation by the still-rotating main rotors of a landed helicopter. This was a ChekhovsGun for the original DownerEnding, where the heroine commits suicide by sticking her own head in the rotors.

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* George A. Romero's ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' features an accidental zombie decapitation by the still-rotating main rotors of a landed helicopter. This was a ChekhovsGun for the original DownerEnding, where the heroine commits suicide by sticking her own head in the rotors.
4th Jun '16 4:00:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the AbleTeam action/adventure novels (a spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'' series) there's a scene where a group of South American bad-guys are terrifying the locals by zooming down at them in their helicopter, pretending to strafe them. One old farmer deliberately runs for a solitary tree knowing that the pilot, flying low and focusing on him, will fly right into it. Fortunately TheDragon points out the danger in time. In an earlier book '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwatz destroys a helicopter machine-gunning his friends by throwing a roll of barbed wire (he's standing on a cliff above it) whereupon the wire gets sucked into the helicopters rotor blades, locking them together and crashing the chopper.

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* In the AbleTeam Literature/AbleTeam action/adventure novels (a spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'' ''Literature/TheExecutioner'' series) there's a scene where a group of South American bad-guys are terrifying the locals by zooming down at them in their helicopter, pretending to strafe them. One old farmer deliberately runs for a solitary tree knowing that the pilot, flying low and focusing on him, will fly right into it. Fortunately TheDragon points out the danger in time. In an earlier book '[[MrFixit Gadgets]]' Schwatz destroys a helicopter machine-gunning his friends by throwing a roll of barbed wire (he's standing on a cliff above it) whereupon the wire gets sucked into the helicopters rotor blades, locking them together and crashing the chopper.
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