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8th Feb '16 11:09:40 PM Murataku
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* Happens ''three times'' to Ueki in TheLawOfUeki, every time by Kobasen. And every time, the only sigh of any injury is Kobasen briefly complaining that it hurts to catch someone from that high up.
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* Happens ''three times'' to Ueki in TheLawOfUeki, every time by Kobasen. And every time, the only sigh sign of any injury is Kobasen briefly complaining that it hurts to catch someone from that high up.
8th Feb '16 11:09:04 PM Murataku
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* Happens ''three times'' to Ueki in TheLawOfUeki, every time by Kobasen. And every time, the only sigh of any injury is Kobasen briefly complaining that it hurts to catch someone from that high up.
4th Feb '16 11:35:55 AM matteste
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Bork, wrong folder.
* Completely averted in ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. When Mashiro catches Kuroi and Momoka in midair after they got knocked of the top of the school roof, she has to do some incredible quick thinking since, thanks to her enhanced body, she will survive the landing but Kuroi and Momoka won't even if she catches them before hitting the ground. She solves it by tossing them upward just as they are about to hit and therefore transferring their momentum to herself resulting in her hitting the [[GroundShatteringLanding ground even harder]] but at the same time breaking Kuroi and Momoka's fall. They still get injured, but atleast they manage to survive.

* Completely averted in ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. When Mashiro catches Kuroi and Momoka in midair after they got knocked of the top of the school roof, she has to do some incredible quick thinking since, thanks to her enhanced body, she will survive the landing but Kuroi and Momoka won't even if she catches them before hitting the ground. She solves it by tossing them upward just as they are about to hit and therefore transferring their momentum to herself resulting in her hitting the [[GroundShatteringLanding ground even harder]] but at the same time breaking Kuroi and Momoka's fall. They still get injured, but atleast they manage to survive.
4th Feb '16 11:34:49 AM matteste
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* Completely averted in ''Thou Shalt Not Die''. When Mashiro catches Kuroi and Momoka in midair after they got knocked of the top of the school roof, she has to do some incredible quick thinking since, thanks to her enhanced body, she will survive the landing but Kuroi and Momoka won't even if she catches them before hitting the ground. She solves it by tossing them upward just as they are about to hit and therefore transferring their momentum to herself resulting in her hitting the [[GroundShatteringLanding ground even harder]] but at the same time breaking Kuroi and Momoka's fall. They still get injured, but atleast they manage to survive.
4th Feb '16 6:44:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' plays with this; in the second film Jack Sparrow falls off a fairly high cliff and hits the ground - and not only survives, but he's in good enough shape to run in blind terror from the group of cannibals chasing him. However, he did smash through several rope bridges on the way down as well, thus decreasing his speed a little and rendering this...slightly less implausible. ''Slightly.''
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'' plays with this; in the second film Jack Sparrow falls off a fairly high cliff and hits the ground - and not only survives, but he's in good enough shape to run in blind terror from the group of cannibals chasing him. However, he did smash through several rope bridges on the way down as well, thus decreasing his speed a little and rendering this...slightly less implausible. ''Slightly.''

* At the climax of ''TheHudsuckerProxy'', Norvile Barnes attempts suicide by jumping from a clock tower but is saved when [[spoiler: the MagicalNegro who cleans the clock's gears somehow manages to stop time so that Norville freezes in place a few feet from the ground; he even [[BreakingTheFourthWall tells the audience]], "I'm not supposed to do this, but do you have any better ideas?" Norville then just hangs there for several minutes while talking to an angel (it's that kind of movie) until the clock-cleaner restarts time and Norville falls the few remaining feet - and, presumably since he already safely decelerated when time was stopped, he's only very slightly injured.]] * In ''TerminatorSalvation'', Marcus Wright survives falling off of an HK-Carrier flying quickly enough to make him skip across the Rio Grande when he falls off. [[spoiler: Justified because he's actually a machine built by Skynet with organic parts, though he doesn't know this at first and still has organic parts that should have been pulverized by this.]]
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* At the climax of ''TheHudsuckerProxy'', ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'', Norvile Barnes attempts suicide by jumping from a clock tower but is saved when [[spoiler: the MagicalNegro who cleans the clock's gears somehow manages to stop time so that Norville freezes in place a few feet from the ground; he even [[BreakingTheFourthWall tells the audience]], "I'm not supposed to do this, but do you have any better ideas?" Norville then just hangs there for several minutes while talking to an angel (it's that kind of movie) until the clock-cleaner restarts time and Norville falls the few remaining feet - and, presumably since he already safely decelerated when time was stopped, he's only very slightly injured.]] * In ''TerminatorSalvation'', ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', Marcus Wright survives falling off of an HK-Carrier flying quickly enough to make him skip across the Rio Grande when he falls off. [[spoiler: Justified because he's actually a machine built by Skynet with organic parts, though he doesn't know this at first and still has organic parts that should have been pulverized by this.]]
29th Dec '15 6:38:23 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''. Falling off a large height will cause you to "stick" your landing, forcing you to be still for a few seconds, and if you were in transport mode, whatever you were carrying will be destroyed unless you have a skill that negates the effect (e.g. Felyne Lander). However, you can never take damage from a fall, even if it was off a volcanic peak that ''has'' to be at least 100 meters high.
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''. Falling off a large height will cause you to "stick" your landing, forcing you to be still for a few seconds, and if you were in transport mode, whatever you were carrying will be destroyed unless you have a skill that negates the effect (e.g. Felyne Lander). However, you can never take damage from a fall, even if it was off a volcanic peak that ''has'' to be at least 100 meters high. Then again, it probably makes sense, given that [[MadeOfIron Hunters can also withstand inhuman amounts of abuse from monsters without so much as a finger broken]].
25th Dec '15 6:37:28 PM nombretomado
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* The Spiderman and Gwen Stacy version is parodied with SilverAge ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=676 here]]. Fortunately unlike Spiderman her web is elastic so [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=677 Mecha Maid gets a soft catch and is unharmed]].
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* The Spiderman and Gwen Stacy version is parodied with SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=676 here]]. Fortunately unlike Spiderman her web is elastic so [[http://www.spinnyverse.com/index.php?id=677 Mecha Maid gets a soft catch and is unharmed]].
14th Dec '15 1:51:33 PM Ninja857142
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** During the final battle in the first movie, Astrid gets thrown from her dragon and goes tumbling through the air. Hiccup and Toothless fly in and catch her right before she splats. Hiccup asks Toothless if he caught her, Toothless makes sure he did and Astrid smiles rather happily considering that that catch probably should have broken her legs or spine. And in the same battle, [[spoiler: Hiccup and Toothless (without flight control) should be splats on the ground at the end, and the only injury ends up being a leg needing to be replaced]], so that should probably be chalked up to [[NighInvulnerability barbarian hardiness and cartoon physics.]]
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** During the final battle in the first movie, Astrid gets thrown from her dragon and goes tumbling through the air. Hiccup and Toothless fly in and catch her right before she splats. Hiccup asks Toothless if he caught her, Toothless makes sure he did and Astrid smiles rather happily considering that that catch probably should have broken her legs or spine. And in the same battle, [[spoiler: Hiccup and Toothless (without flight control) should probably be splats on the ground at the end, end (though we don't actually see how they hit the ground), and the only injury ends up being a leg needing to be replaced]], so that should probably be chalked up to [[NighInvulnerability barbarian hardiness and cartoon physics.]]
14th Dec '15 1:47:42 PM Ninja857142
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* During the final battle in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', Astrid gets thrown from her dragon and goes tumbling through the air. Hiccup and Toothless fly in and catch her right before she splats. Hiccup asks Toothless if he caught her, Toothless makes sure he did and Astrid smiles rather happily considering that that catch probably should have broken her legs or spine. And in the same battle, [[spoiler: Hiccup and Toothless (without flight control) should be splats on the ground at the end, and the only injury ends up being a leg needing to be replaced]], so that should probably be chalked up to [[NighInvulnerability barbarian hardiness and cartoon physics.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' ** During the final battle in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', the first movie, Astrid gets thrown from her dragon and goes tumbling through the air. Hiccup and Toothless fly in and catch her right before she splats. Hiccup asks Toothless if he caught her, Toothless makes sure he did and Astrid smiles rather happily considering that that catch probably should have broken her legs or spine. And in the same battle, [[spoiler: Hiccup and Toothless (without flight control) should be splats on the ground at the end, and the only injury ends up being a leg needing to be replaced]], so that should probably be chalked up to [[NighInvulnerability barbarian hardiness and cartoon physics.]]]] ** This actually happens a lot in the [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 second movie]] as well, so barbarian hardiness/cartoon physics is the most likely explanation.
29th Nov '15 1:26:56 PM Ninja857142
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Fixing Iron Man section. Used three-bullet; this case seems to match the legitimate example under the Example Indentation guidelines.
* Handled relatively reasonably in the ''Film/IronMan'' film: Instead of trying to catch the pilot who's falling because his ejection seat's parachute isn't opening, Tony Stark goes for the mechanism to trigger the parachute instead. Incidentally, that helps to illuminate the fact that people can be decelerated from terminal velocity pretty dang fast and still survive, just not ''instantaneously''; otherwise parachutes would be useless. ** When he first escapes from the terrorists in his Mk.1 suit, Tony falls from several hundred feet in the air into a sand dune, and suffers nothing worse than momentary dizziness, making this an example of SandIsWater. Slamming headfirst into the dune like that, his liver is going to end up inside his skull. Iron Man ''is'' a comic-book character, which the film duly acknowledges, so RuleOfFunny may apply here - a bit of comic relief to cap off the drama just past. It probably also hurt later to have his lifters backflip him face-first into the wall. ** Later on, Tony gets blasted out of the sky by a tank, and slams hard into the ground, making a large crater. He then crawls out, damaged but alive.
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* ''[[Film/IronMan Iron Man Film Series]]'' ** ''Film/IronMan1'' *** Handled relatively reasonably in the ''Film/IronMan'' film: at one point: Instead of trying to catch the pilot who's falling because his ejection seat's parachute isn't opening, Tony Stark goes for the mechanism to trigger the parachute instead. Incidentally, that helps to illuminate the fact that people can be decelerated from terminal velocity pretty dang fast and still survive, just not ''instantaneously''; otherwise parachutes would be useless. ** *** When he first escapes from the terrorists in his Mk.1 suit, Tony falls from several hundred feet in the air into a sand dune, and suffers nothing worse than momentary dizziness, making this an example of SandIsWater. Slamming headfirst into the dune like that, his liver is going to end up inside his skull. Iron Man ''is'' a comic-book character, which the film duly acknowledges, so RuleOfFunny may apply here - a bit of comic relief to cap off the drama just past. It probably also hurt later to have his lifters backflip him face-first into the wall. ** *** Later on, Tony gets blasted out of the sky by a tank, and slams hard into the ground, making a large crater. He then crawls out, damaged but alive.
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