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17th Apr '18 12:59:52 PM margdean56
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* Averted nicely in ''Literature/{{Dragon|ridersOfPern}}quest.'' [[spoiler:F'nor and Canth]] are dropping from a great height at what's explicitly stated as terminal velocity. The other dragons don't just stop them short- they form a ''ramp'' to slow them down gradually. (No time for their riders to saddle up!)

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* Averted nicely in ''Literature/{{Dragon|ridersOfPern}}quest.'' [[spoiler:F'nor and Canth]] are dropping from a great height at what's explicitly stated as terminal velocity. The other dragons don't just stop them short- they short--they form a ''ramp'' to slow them down gradually. (No time for their riders to saddle up!)
14th Apr '18 7:02:19 AM jormis29
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* At the end of the manor house level in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'', you and Geritt escape by jumping off a several story high balcony into a hay wagon. He hits the ground and survives, but you die if you miss the wagon.

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* At the end of the manor house level in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline'', you and Geritt escape by jumping off a several story high balcony into a hay wagon. He hits the ground and survives, but you die if you miss the wagon.
13th Apr '18 4:47:06 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Discussed in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBuscuitHammer''. Yuuhi mentions to Hangetsu that he's learned how to use his [[MindOverMatter Domain Control]] to [[InASingleBound jump really high]], but he also needs to keep applying it in short bursts when he descends in order to land safely.

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* Discussed in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBuscuitHammer''.''Manga/TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer''. Yuuhi mentions to Hangetsu that he's learned how to use his [[MindOverMatter Domain Control]] to [[InASingleBound jump really high]], but he also needs to keep applying it in short bursts when he descends in order to land safely.
13th Apr '18 4:46:49 AM WillyFourEyes
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** Inuyasha himself falls off no end of high places; given his [[NighInvulnerability practical indestructibility]], this is to be expected. This trope comes in to play when he is trapped in human form and ''then'' falls off a cliff in one of the midseries episodes. In the anime, he is caught by the demon tree they were fighting ([[ItMakesSenseInContext long story]]), but in the manga he lands in a tree at the base of the cliff and awakens when the sun rises and he reverts.

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** Inuyasha himself falls off no end of high places; given his [[NighInvulnerability practical indestructibility]], this is to be expected. This trope comes in to play when he is trapped in human form and ''then'' falls off a cliff in one of the midseries mid-series episodes. In the anime, he is caught by the demon tree they were fighting ([[ItMakesSenseInContext long story]]), but in the manga he lands in a tree at the base of the cliff and awakens when the sun rises and he reverts.



* In a side-story of Masahiko Nakahira's ''[[Main/StreetFighter Sakura Ganbaru!]]'' manga, Karin Kanzuki ends up fighting a rival on top of a plane, both of them attached to the hull via safety cables. When they inevitably fall, Karin saves both their lives by wrapping one end of the cable around her arm, and then, a dozen feet before splattering on the pavement, whipping the ''other'' end across the width of a pedestrian bridge to wrap around a streetlight. The momentum swings Karin and her rival in a wide arc ''beneath'' the bridge, wraps the streetlight around the bridge and rips it off the sidewalk, and gently deposits both girls on the street, with a completely aghast Sakura (who watched the whole thing from the ground) staring in stupefaction. And Karin's arm and hand weren't even rope-burned, let alone dislocated or torn off.
* Completely averted in ''Manga/ThouShaltNotDie''. 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.

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* In a side-story of Masahiko Nakahira's ''[[Main/StreetFighter ''[[ComicBook/StreetFighter Sakura Ganbaru!]]'' manga, Karin Kanzuki ends up fighting a rival on top of a plane, both of them attached to the hull via safety cables. When they inevitably fall, Karin saves both their lives by wrapping one end of the cable around her arm, and then, a dozen feet before splattering on the pavement, whipping the ''other'' end across the width of a pedestrian bridge to wrap around a streetlight. The momentum swings Karin and her rival in a wide arc ''beneath'' the bridge, wraps the streetlight around the bridge and rips it off the sidewalk, and gently deposits both girls on the street, with a completely aghast Sakura (who watched the whole thing from the ground) staring in stupefaction. And Karin's arm and hand weren't even rope-burned, let alone dislocated or torn off.
* Completely averted in ''Manga/ThouShaltNotDie''. 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 at least they manage to survive.


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* Discussed in ''Manga/TheLuciferAndBuscuitHammer''. Yuuhi mentions to Hangetsu that he's learned how to use his [[MindOverMatter Domain Control]] to [[InASingleBound jump really high]], but he also needs to keep applying it in short bursts when he descends in order to land safely.
7th Apr '18 8:43:29 PM RacattackForce
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* Originally subverted with ''Comicbook/SpiderMan''. He attempted to [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied catch Gwen Stacy]] with his webbing after the Green Goblin tossed her off a bridge, but the sudden stop snapped her neck. Creator/MarvelComics later tried to [[RetCon reverse course]] on this, saying that it, indeed, ''was'' the fall that killed her; that the shock caused her to have a heart attack and die. They've even gone so far as to edit the prominent [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e3/Spider-Man_Death-of-Gwen-Stacy.jpg "SNAP!"]] sound effect out of the panel where Spidey catches Gwen in reprints.

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* Originally Occasionally subverted with ''Comicbook/SpiderMan''. He ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'', with the most well-known case of said subversion being when he attempted to [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied catch Gwen Stacy]] with his webbing after the Green Goblin tossed her off a bridge, but the sudden stop snapped her neck. Creator/MarvelComics later briefly tried to [[RetCon reverse course]] on this, saying that it, indeed, ''was'' the fall that killed her; that the shock caused her to have a heart attack and die. They've They even gone went so far as to edit the prominent [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e3/Spider-Man_Death-of-Gwen-Stacy.jpg "SNAP!"]] sound effect out of the panel where Spidey catches Gwen in reprints.
25th Mar '18 5:56:30 AM unokkun
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->''"ComicBook/LoisLane is falling, accelerating at an initial rate of thirty-two feet per second per second. ComicBook/{{Superman}} swoops down to save her by reaching out two arms of steel. Miss Lane, who is now traveling at approximately one hundred twenty miles an hour, hits them, and is immediately sliced into three equal pieces.''"

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->''"ComicBook/LoisLane is falling, accelerating at an initial rate of thirty-two feet per second per second. ComicBook/{{Superman}} swoops down to save her by reaching out two arms of steel. Miss Lane, who is now traveling at approximately one hundred twenty miles an hour, hits them, and [[RealityEnsues is immediately sliced into three equal pieces.pieces]].''"
23rd Mar '18 10:48:19 PM BunsenH
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->''"ComicBook/LoisLane is falling, accelerating at an initial rate of thirty-two feet per second. ComicBook/{{Superman}} swoops down to save her by reaching out two arms of steel. Miss Lane, who is now traveling at approximately one hundred twenty miles an hour, hits them, and is immediately sliced into three equal pieces.''"

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->''"ComicBook/LoisLane is falling, accelerating at an initial rate of thirty-two feet per second per second. ComicBook/{{Superman}} swoops down to save her by reaching out two arms of steel. Miss Lane, who is now traveling at approximately one hundred twenty miles an hour, hits them, and is immediately sliced into three equal pieces.''"
15th Mar '18 7:34:29 PM MrDeath
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime tried to use this on Bran in "Winter is Coming". It didn't work.
15th Mar '18 7:30:14 PM MrDeath
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* In ''[[Film/RoboCop1987 RoboCop]]'', Murphy [[MoreDakka puts 15 bullets into Dick Jones]] before [[DestinationDefenestration blowing him through the conference room window]], dropping him about 100 stories. He screamed the whole way down until he met his end on concrete below.
2nd Mar '18 5:48:48 PM LordKaarvani
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** This trope is the reason why, if you fall from a motorcycle and hit your head, you ''do not'' remove your helmet until you're told to do so or it is removed by the doctors. Modern full helmets keep your skull and neck tightly secured, allowing a potential lethal dislocation or fracture to not move until the doctors can see the damage.
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