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4th Feb '16 6:32:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''IronMonkey'', the entire epic final battle occurs on top of poles, because [[spoiler:the ground below is covered in burning oil.]]
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* In ''IronMonkey'', ''Film/IronMonkey'', the entire epic final battle occurs on top of poles, because [[spoiler:the ground below is covered in burning oil.]]
26th Jan '16 4:56:25 AM Adept
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* Anju and Ren both do this in ''{{Karin}}''. Both are able to fly by various means but seem limited by the vampire creed to the RuleOfCool.
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* Anju and Ren both do this in ''{{Karin}}''.''Manga/{{Karin}}''. Both are able to fly by various means but seem limited by the vampire creed to the RuleOfCool.

* ''KaitouSaintTail'' does it at least OncePerEpisode, either when she reveals her presence or once she's secured the stolen goods.
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* ''KaitouSaintTail'' ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' does it at least OncePerEpisode, either when she reveals her presence or once she's secured the stolen goods.
18th Jan '16 4:05:08 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex''. Togusa has a conversation with Major Kusanagi on the roof of a skyscraper. The Major is standing on the wrong side of the safety rail at the very edge of the building, at one point casually turning to face Togusa and crossing her feet, as if to show off her NervesOfSteel and the perfect balance enabled by her cyborg body. ** The first ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' movie opens with Kusanagi standing on top of a skyscraper while eavesdropping on the Net. Similar scenes in the various anime spin-offs are shown as a CallBack.
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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex''.''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. Togusa has a conversation with Major Kusanagi on the roof of a skyscraper. The Major is standing on the wrong side of the safety rail at the very edge of the building, at one point casually turning to face Togusa and crossing her feet, as if to show off her NervesOfSteel and the perfect balance enabled by her cyborg body. ** The first ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' movie opens with Kusanagi standing on top of a skyscraper while eavesdropping on the Net. Similar scenes in the various anime spin-offs are shown as a CallBack.body.

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* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex''. Togusa has a conversation with Major Kusanagi on the roof of a skyscraper. The Major is standing on the wrong side of the safety rail at the very edge of the building, at one point casually turning to face Togusa and crossing her feet, as if to show off her NervesOfSteel and the perfect balance enabled by her cyborg body. ** The first ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' movie opens with Kusanagi standing on top of a skyscraper while eavesdropping on the Net. Similar scenes in the various anime spin-offs are shown as a CallBack.
18th Jan '16 4:03:59 PM StFan
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Better sorting, and an example.
[-[[caption-width-right:200:The three swords help too...]]-]
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[-[[caption-width-right:200:The [[caption-width-right:200:The three swords help too...]]-] ]]

''[Skywalker jumps and Obi-Wan slices off his arm and both legs in one circular swing.]''
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''[Skywalker (''Skywalker jumps and Obi-Wan slices off his arm and both legs in one circular swing.]''swing'')

* Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}} and his father trained by sparring atop bamboo poles... and were CursedWithAwesome by falling off into the Cursed Springs of Jusenkyou. Ranma also frequently runs along fence railings. And Kodachi Kuno does this as part of her MartialArtsAndCrafts.
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* Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}} ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma and his father trained by sparring atop bamboo poles... and were CursedWithAwesome by falling off into the Cursed Springs of Jusenkyou.Jusenkyō. Ranma also frequently runs along fence railings. And Kodachi Kuno Kunō does this as part of her MartialArtsAndCrafts.

* In the first episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Flame Wingman does this after the Skyscraper card is activated, glaring down at Ancient Gear Golem from one of the taller 'scrapers, despite being quite visibly capable of flight. It does [[RuleOfCool look cool]], though. The same happens later in the series, just before Jaden defeats another student who had stolen Yugi's deck and was imitating him.
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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'': ** In the first episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Flame Wingman does this after the Skyscraper card is activated, glaring down at Ancient Gear Golem from one of the taller 'scrapers, despite being quite visibly capable of flight. It does [[RuleOfCool look cool]], though. The same happens later in the series, just before Jaden defeats another student who had stolen Yugi's deck and was imitating him.

* Reiri the vampire girl is doing this on the steeple of a church in the opening of ''PrincessResurrection.''
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* Reiri the vampire girl is doing this on the steeple of a church in the opening of ''PrincessResurrection.''''Manga/PrincessResurrection''.

* Jeanne of ''KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' almost always begins her transformation sequence by jumping off a building, tower, etc. She enjoys attacking her adversaries this way as well.
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* Jeanne of ''KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' almost always begins her transformation sequence by jumping off a building, tower, etc. She enjoys attacking her adversaries this way as well.

* Jeanne Parodied in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' with Tobimaro Mizunokuji. This HotBlooded youth will often try to make a dramatic entrance from a high place, except to usually have some kind of ''KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' almost always begins her transformation sequence by jumping off misshap happening, like him pathetically falling from his perch, or having the ladder he used to reach the high spot in the first place being removed and him staying stuck. Yet, despite all this, he doesn't learn and keeps doing it (because he's a building, tower, etc. She enjoys attacking her adversaries this way as well.moron).

* Seen in FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi on a number of occasions. Once, Ami battled a horned reaper on top of a temple to the light. In another instance she appeared in a monestary to rescue one of her minions. This was accompanied by dramatic wind despite being indoors (due to her flooding the room with fog). She was even observing the altercation the whole time, via scrying (she isn't a villain, but [[RunningGag don't tell the other heroes that]]). So this trope fits to a T.
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* Seen in FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'' on a number of occasions. Once, Ami battled a horned reaper on top of a temple to the light. In another instance she appeared in a monestary to rescue one of her minions. This was accompanied by dramatic wind despite being indoors (due to her flooding the room with fog). She was even observing the altercation the whole time, via scrying (she isn't a villain, but [[RunningGag don't tell the other heroes that]]). So this trope fits to a T.

* A lot of [[EvilSorcerer Wolfang]]'s appearances in Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst have him on the high ground, such as perched on a tree, or standing on a table.
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* A lot of [[EvilSorcerer Wolfang]]'s appearances in Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst ''Fanfic/KingdomHeartsNewEpicTheFirst'' have him on the high ground, such as perched on a tree, or standing on a table.table. * ''WebVideo/YuyuHakushoAbridged'' takes Hiei's tendency to perch on tree tops, and Kurabawa's strength building exercise of punching down trees to it's logical conclusion. The two then bicker over who's behavior was more ridiculous (and thus was at fault). * ''WebVideo/CodeMENT'' makes fun of this trope more than once. -->'''Cornelia:''' This One character seems to be our most dangerous threat.\\ '''[[CrazyAwesome Lelouch:]]''' [[GilliganCut HOW DID I GET UP HERE?!]]

* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', When Captain America throws his shield at Thor and Iron Man to get them to stop fighting and catch their attention, he does so from the top of a tree trunk.
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', When Captain America throws his shield at Thor and Iron Man to get them to stop fighting and catch their attention, he does so from the top of a tree trunk.

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* Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} Wrestling/WillOspreay, Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster and El Ligero (before his Heel Turn) were the most notable high flyers in the company.
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* * Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} Wrestling/WillOspreay, Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster and El Ligero (before his Heel Turn) were the most notable high flyers in the company.

* Burk of ''WebComic/HeroOhHero'' watches the [[spoiler: real]] bandits (who he's agreed to defeat) enter the town from a [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_52 vantage point on a roof]].
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* Burk of ''WebComic/HeroOhHero'' ''Webcomic/HeroOhHero'' watches the [[spoiler: real]] [[spoiler:real]] bandits (who he's agreed to defeat) enter the town from a [[http://www.neorice.com/hoh_52 vantage point on a roof]].

[[folder:Web Original]] * ''YuyuHakushoAbridged'' takes Hiei's tendency to perch on tree tops, and Kurabawa's strength building exercise of punching down trees to it's logical conclusion. The two then bicker over who's behavior was more ridiculous (and thus was at fault). * ''WebVideo/CodeMENT'' makes fun of this trope more than once. --> Cornelia: This One character seems to be our most dangerous threat. --> [[CrazyAwesome Lelouch:]] [[GilliganCut HOW DID I GET UP HERE?!]] [[/folder]]

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15th Jan '16 8:59:13 AM Adept
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* Various characters do this in ''SilentMoebius'', including both Cheyenne sisters, Katsumi Liqueur, and Ganossa Maximillian
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* Various characters do this in ''SilentMoebius'', ''Manga/SilentMobius'', including both Cheyenne sisters, Katsumi Liqueur, and Ganossa Maximillian
5th Jan '16 6:28:13 PM StarTropes
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* James from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' pulls thus stunt when [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext he think's he's a Moltres]]. (DontAsk.)
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* James from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' pulls thus this stunt when [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext he think's he's a Moltres]]. (DontAsk.)
5th Jan '16 6:26:13 PM StarTropes
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* James from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' pulls thus stunt when [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext he think's he's a Moltres]]. (DontAsk.)
5th Jan '16 11:58:41 AM JamesAustin
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** In an earlier use in Episode I, it's subverted. Even though Darth Maul had the higher ground, Obi Wan won by leaping over Maul and using the Force to get Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber. *** [[FridgeBrilliance Obi-Wan realized one's vulnerability to such leaps and thought up a counterattack to his own trick.]]
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** In an earlier use in Episode I, it's subverted. Even though Darth Maul had the higher ground, Obi Wan won by leaping over Maul and using the Force to get Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber. *** [[FridgeBrilliance lightsaber. It's probable that Obi-Wan realized one's vulnerability to such leaps and thought up a counterattack to his own trick.]]trick when his battle with Anakin came.
5th Jan '16 11:56:24 AM JamesAustin
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''Skywalker jumps and Obi-Wan slices off his arm and both legs in one circular swing.''
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''Skywalker ''[Skywalker jumps and Obi-Wan slices off his arm and both legs in one circular swing.'']''
2nd Jan '16 6:17:29 AM alexxm1
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* Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} Wrestling/WillOspreay, Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster and El Ligero (before his Heel Turn) were the most notable high flyers in the company.
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