History Main / ImprovisedZipline

20th Oct '16 10:39:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' features Faith doing this [[TheyJustDidntCare WITH HER HANDS]]. Careful observation will note that her gloved hand always is in direct contact with the wire, thereby Handwaving the damage one would normally receive from such a stunt, but it far from excuses it.

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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' features Faith doing this [[TheyJustDidntCare WITH HER HANDS]].HANDS. Careful observation will note that her gloved hand always is in direct contact with the wire, thereby Handwaving the damage one would normally receive from such a stunt, but it far from excuses it.
9th Oct '16 8:53:43 AM SomberCaelifera
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* In ''[[Literature/LabyrinthOfReflections False Mirrors]]'', the heroes use their uniform belts to slide down ''vertical'' kilometer-long high-tension cables. They, however, are in ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}''-based VirtualReality game, so it's justified. And still, Gengis's belt snaps at last seconds, and he barely survives a 20-story drop with a measly couple of HP.

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* In ''[[Literature/LabyrinthOfReflections False Mirrors]]'', the heroes use their uniform belts to slide down ''vertical'' kilometer-long high-tension cables. They, however, are in ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}''-based VirtualReality game, so it's justified. And still, Gengis's belt snaps at the last seconds, second, and he barely survives a 20-story drop with a measly couple of HP.



** Episode "Batman Sets The Pace". Batman and Robin crawl up the inside of a chimney to escape the Joker's poison gas trap. Sfter they exit the top of the building, they use their gloved hands to slide down a wire to the ground.

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** Episode "Batman Sets The Pace". Batman and Robin crawl up the inside of a chimney to escape the Joker's poison gas trap. Sfter After they exit the top of the building, they use their gloved hands to slide down a wire to the ground.
9th Oct '16 8:52:02 AM SomberCaelifera
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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', Ruby uses his Pokeblock case as a zipline on the thread his Marshtop is holding up to escape the flames Courtney is trying to kill him with.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', Ruby uses his Pokeblock case as a zipline on the thread his Marshtop Marshtomp is holding up to escape the flames Courtney is trying to kill him with.


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* In the DoctorWho episode 'Remembrance Of The Daleks', the [[TheNthDoctor Seventh Doctor]] uses his umbrella and a rope to reach the top of a landed Dalek spacecraft from an upper-floor window.
22nd Jul '16 1:37:35 PM ANTMuddle
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When a character is stuck in a high place of some sort and has nowhere to go but down, he uses anything wire-like to fly down. Gripping onto a wire hanger is a common variation to the trope; however, this is a decidedly [[DontTryThisAtHome horrible idea]]. The Series/MythBusters have busted this one's plausibility.

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When a character is stuck in a high place of some sort and has nowhere to go but down, he uses anything wire-like to fly down. Gripping onto a wire hanger is a common variation to the trope; however, this is a decidedly [[DontTryThisAtHome horrible idea]]. The idea]], as the Series/MythBusters have busted this one's plausibility.
5th Jun '16 6:40:43 PM fnhornguy
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* Chazz Michael Michaels performs one of these with his jock strap in ''Film/BladesOfGlory''
6th Apr '16 4:05:35 PM eroock
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28th Mar '16 1:15:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/RushHour 2'' to escape an explosion.

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* ''Film/RushHour 2'' ''Film/RushHour2'' to escape an explosion.



* ''Film/ReturnOfThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.

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* ''Film/ReturnOfThePinkPanther''.''Film/TheReturnOfThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.
28th Mar '16 1:14:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Return of ThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.

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* ''Return of ThePinkPanther''.''Film/ReturnOfThePinkPanther''. The thief escapes from the museum with the diamond by firing a zip line from a crossbow to an adjacent building, then sliding down the line into an apartment in the other building.



* One film adaptation of JasonAndTheArgonauts has the Argonauts pursued by an army and come across a ravine. One produces a rope with which to climb down, but Jason has a better idea, tying the rope to a shield and asking Hercules if he's any good at the discus. Once the shield is thrown, the Argonauts cross on the ImprovisedZipline, only waiting for the enemy to start crossing to cut the rope.

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* One film adaptation of JasonAndTheArgonauts ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'' has the Argonauts pursued by an army and come across a ravine. One produces a rope with which to climb down, but Jason has a better idea, tying the rope to a shield and asking Hercules if he's any good at the discus. Once the shield is thrown, the Argonauts cross on the ImprovisedZipline, only waiting for the enemy to start crossing to cut the rope.
21st Feb '16 12:35:36 PM Firestorm17
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* In the ''Series/WhiteCollar'' episode "Borrowed Time", the pulley Neal intends to use to zipline onto the Kessmann Building breaks, so he improvises using his belt.
20th Feb '16 7:45:14 PM GrammarNavi
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* In a [=MasterCard=] commercial, MacGyver escapes from a room with a bomb in it using a tube sock. Tube sock: $4. RefugeInAudacity: Priceless

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* In a [=MasterCard=] commercial, MacGyver Series/MacGyver escapes from a room with a bomb in it using a tube sock. Tube sock: $4. RefugeInAudacity: Priceless
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