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5th Feb '16 1:45:45 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The opening cutscene of ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' gives the player a first-person view of an orbital drop.

*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.
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*** Speaking of which, the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
5th Feb '16 1:39:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The [=ODSTs=] pf the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
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** The [=ODSTs=] pf of the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot.
5th Feb '16 1:39:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] [Human Entry Vehicles]), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown... or they smash into cliff faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face]]. ** The 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot. ** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, sx more too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief in the later games.
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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] [Human or Human Entry Vehicles]), Vehicles), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown... or they smash into cliff faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face]]. ** The [=ODSTs=] pf the 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot. ** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, sx six more too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor the Spartans' [[PoweredArmor MJOLNIR armor]] has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief in the later games.
5th Feb '16 1:36:49 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Actually, Helljumpers is a name given only to one particular ODST division, the 105th. Also, a slight correction on HEV design.
* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers), also known as the [[SquadNickname Helljumpers]], in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles), also called [=HEVs=] (Human Entry Vehicles), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw their parachutes sometimes malfunction ... or the pod hits the water and they drown ... or they smash into cliff faces ...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. Don't mention that to their face. ** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]]. Granted, four were killed on impact, six more were too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else was in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless. It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for Master Chief later in the games. *** Speaking of which, The Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sargent Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.
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* The [=ODSTs=] (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers), also known as the [[SquadNickname Helljumpers]], Troopers) in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' use [=SOEIVs=] (Single-Occupant Exoatmospheric Insertion Vehicles), Vehicles; also called [=HEVs=] (Human [Human Entry Vehicles), Vehicles]), despite the fact that [[FinaglesLaw their parachutes the drag chutes and braking rockets sometimes malfunction ... malfunction... or the pod hits the water and they drown ... drown... or they smash into cliff faces ...faces...]] This makes them the second most [[BadassNormal hardcore]] soldiers on the human side, next to the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]]. [[InterserviceRivalry Don't mention that last part to their face. face]]. ** The 105th Shock Troops Division are even known as "[[SquadNickname Helljumpers]]", due to the fact that as the SOEIV's protective ceramic skin burns away during atmospheric entry, the interior of the pod becomes ''really'' hot. ** One of the novels also has Spartans landing from space ... [[{{Badass}} WITHOUT vehicles]]. Granted, vehicles]] (granted, it was an emergency jump that resulted in four were killed on impact, six sx more were too badly injured to fight effectively, and everyone else was in various states of injury that would've left a regular soldier near-helpless. near-helpless). It's been established that standard-issue Spartan armor has InertialDampening and can "lock down" during an orbital fall, which comes in handy for the Master Chief later in the later games. *** Speaking of which, The the Chief is notorious for pulling this kind of stunt, something Sargent Sergeant Johnson lampshades at the beginning of the 3rd game.

*** Elites have their own version of an HEV pod as first seen in VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}. *** Covenant dropships and Phantoms also frequently rain down their troops on UNSC forces when they don't have the proper landing area to unload. ** The [=ODSTs=]' nickname comes from the fact that after the HEV's lead skin peels off, the ceramic layer begins to burn -- which causes the interior of the pod to become ''really'' hot.
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*** Elites have their own version of an HEV pod pod, as first seen in VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}. ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. Additionally, the Covenant have multi-occupant drop pods, the biggest of which can contain entire squads. *** Even Covenant dropships and Phantoms also frequently rain down their troops on UNSC forces from above when they don't have the a proper landing area space to unload. ** The [=ODSTs=]' nickname comes from the fact that after the HEV's lead skin peels off, the ceramic layer begins to burn -- which causes the interior of the pod to become ''really'' hot.land on.
31st Jan '16 3:05:08 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter 2'' opened with an FMV cutscene showing the hero on a transport plane. The plane is shot down, and the hero makes a freefall jump from the exploding wreckage. The player gains control of the hero while the parachute is still in the air, which the first time it happens comes as something of a shock. Shortly after, it starts raining {{mooks}}.
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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter 2'' ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter2'' opened with an FMV cutscene showing the hero on a transport plane. The plane is shot down, and the hero makes a freefall jump from the exploding wreckage. The player gains control of the hero while the parachute is still in the air, which the first time it happens comes as something of a shock. Shortly after, it starts raining {{mooks}}.
30th Dec '15 3:22:47 AM jormis29
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* A scene in ''Film/PointBreak'', which the ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' proved was impossible, save for one part.
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* A scene in ''Film/PointBreak'', ''Film/PointBreak1991'', which the ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' proved was impossible, save for one part.
29th Nov '15 7:57:42 AM morane
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* Subverted by Soviets during the WWII at Finnish front. Soviets did not perform massed paradrops, but they dropped singular agents, saboteurs, spies and infiltrators to Finland. Their training and performance was notoriously poor, and vast majority were caught almost immediately. If they wore civilian clothes, they were shot as spies; if they had military uniform, they were taken as POWs. The Russian word for parachutist, ''desantnik'', gave Finnish language a new word, ''desantti'', for an airborne infiltrator.
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* Subverted by Soviets during the WWII at Finnish front. Soviets did not perform massed paradrops, but they dropped singular agents, saboteurs, spies and infiltrators to Finland. Their training and performance was notoriously poor, and vast majority were caught almost immediately. If they wore civilian clothes, they were shot as spies; if they had military uniform, they were taken as POWs.prisoners of war. The Russian word for parachutist, ''desantnik'', gave Finnish language a new word, ''desantti'', for an airborne infiltrator.
29th Nov '15 4:53:39 AM morane
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* Subverted by Soviets during the WWII at Finnish front. Soviets did not perform massed paradrops, but they dropped singular agents, saboteurs, spies and infiltrators to Finland. Their training and performance was notoriously poor, and vast majority were caught almost immediately. If they wore civilian clothes, they were shot as spies; if they had military uniform, they were taken as POWs. The Russian word for parachutist, ''desantnik'', gave Finnish language a new word, ''desantti'', for an airborne infiltrator.
29th Nov '15 4:37:32 AM morane
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*** [[DownerEnding And it was a failure]]. The troops were scattered, and the 1st Airborne were dropped far away from their target (the critical bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem, the whole reason for the operation). There were more German troops nearby than expected, namely two Panzer Divisions resting up (intelligence from local resistance forces on German troop concentrations was received by the Allies, but was ignored). The 1st Airborne [[{{Badass}} managed to take the bridge anyway]], but they were eventually overwhelmed and forced to surrender before the Allied relief forces could arrive. Despite the taking of several other bridges leading to Arnhem by the rest of the Allied airborne units, the primary objective of the operation, capturing a bridge over the Rhine in order to bring an end to the war in Europe in 1944, was not achieved. Estimated Allied losses are between 15,000 and 17,000 people.
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*** [[DownerEnding And it was a failure]]. The troops were scattered, and the 1st Airborne were dropped far away from their target (the critical bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem, the whole reason for the operation). There were more German troops nearby than expected, namely two Waffen-SS Panzer Divisions resting up (intelligence from local resistance forces on German troop concentrations was received by the Allies, but was ignored).ignored); the Allied intelligence thought the only troops at the area would be just secondary quality, such as Volksgrenadiers. The 1st Airborne [[{{Badass}} managed to take the bridge anyway]], but they were eventually overwhelmed and forced to surrender before the Allied relief forces could arrive. Despite the taking of several other bridges leading to Arnhem by the rest of the Allied airborne units, the primary objective of the operation, capturing a bridge over the Rhine in order to bring an end to the war in Europe in 1944, was not achieved. Estimated Allied losses are between 15,000 and 17,000 people.people. *** The operation was [[HopeSpot not a complete failure]], though. It led to final liberation of Belgium and Luxemburg, and capture of important ports at Rhine estuary, greatly aiding the Allied logistics. The Allied forces had over-stretched their supply lines since Normandy; after Market Garden, they were able to ship supplies directly from UK to Belgian ports.
28th Oct '15 7:11:56 AM Mhazard
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* As stated in the description, the music video for ''It's Raining Men'' has the singers and a bunch of men parachuting in via umbrella.
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* As stated in the description, the music video for ''It's ''[[TropeNamer It's Raining Men'' Men]]'' has the singers and a bunch of men parachuting in via umbrella.
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