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24th Sep '17 10:39:29 AM Yuihime
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** The massive crater next to Lalivero in the first game? Sheba fell from the sky ([[PlotHook possibly from]] [[ThatsNoMoon the moon]]) as an infant. Somehow she hit hard enough to leave ''a crater the size of a city'', but was completely unhurt herself.

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** The massive crater next to Lalivero in the first game? Sheba fell from the sky ([[PlotHook possibly from]] [[ThatsNoMoon (possibly from the moon]]) moon) as an infant. Somehow she hit hard enough to leave ''a crater the size of a city'', but was completely unhurt herself.
24th Sep '17 10:37:03 AM Yuihime
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** In the second game, it's confirmed that Sheba is a Wind Adept, and [[TheSmartGuy Kraden]] suggests that she subconsciously used her powers to slow the fall, rather than breaking it. Whirlwinds carrying water is how water spouts are formed, so Sheba's powers also explain the "seas rising up" part.

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** In the second game, it's confirmed that Sheba is a Wind Adept, and [[TheSmartGuy Kraden]] suggests that she subconsciously used her powers to slow the fall, rather than breaking it. Whirlwinds carrying water is how water spouts are formed, so Sheba's powers also explain the "seas rising up" part. (Felix also [[LampshadeHanging incredulously checks himself for injuries]] upon waking.)
** The massive crater next to Lalivero in the first game? Sheba fell from the sky ([[PlotHook possibly from]] [[ThatsNoMoon the moon]]) as an infant. Somehow she hit hard enough to leave ''a crater the size of a city'', but was completely unhurt herself.
7th Sep '17 9:29:57 AM CosmicFerret
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* Same goes for ''TheFlash'', who would certainly be giving high G-load injuries to the people he picks up and rushes off with at super-speed, as his acceleration is depicted as nearly instantaneous. Indeed, the [[MetaOrigin Speed Force]] was invented largely to "[[HandWave explain]]" these kinds of mechanics.

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* Same goes for ''TheFlash'', ''ComicBook/TheFlash'', who would certainly be giving high G-load injuries to the people he picks up and rushes off with at super-speed, as his acceleration is depicted as nearly instantaneous. Indeed, the [[MetaOrigin Speed Force]] was invented largely to "[[HandWave explain]]" these kinds of mechanics.
31st Aug '17 12:20:14 AM randomtroper89
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** Also happens in ''BatmanReturns'' when Selina Kyle, having been pushed through the window of the high-rise office where she works, falls what looks like several dozen stories to her [[NotQuiteDead Not Quite Death]]. It's implied that she didn't die (unless she really did and was mystically revived by cats, which is also shown as a possibility) because the awnings projecting from the building's side slowed her fall - except that even this doesn't happen, with Selina whipping through the awnings in a matter of seconds.

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** Also happens in ''BatmanReturns'' ''Film/BatmanReturns'' when Selina Kyle, having been pushed through the window of the high-rise office where she works, falls what looks like several dozen stories to her [[NotQuiteDead Not Quite Death]]. It's implied that she didn't die (unless she really did and was mystically revived by cats, which is also shown as a possibility) because the awnings projecting from the building's side slowed her fall - except that even this doesn't happen, with Selina whipping through the awnings in a matter of seconds.



** Played straight in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', where Batman uses a grapple gun to snag the plummeting Joker. By all rights, the Joker's leg should have been torn out of its socket by the force of his sudden deceleration, but instead, he simply stops and Batman hauls him back up.
** Again in ''The Dark Knight'', Batman jumps from a balcony and grabs Rachel, but they both land unharmed on a taxi's hood. Granted, he could attribute some deceleration to the huge cape and armored suit, but it doesn't change the visible damage to the taxi or [[VariableTerminalVelocity the fact that she fell much earlier.]]
** And again in ''The Dark Knight'': [[spoiler: Harvey Dent/Two Face]] falls from twenty, ''maybe'' thirty feet, and, according to WordOfGod, this kills him. Being already severely injured by his earlier accident, as well as the angle at which he fell, was probably what did it. Batman falls about the same distance and survives without any major injuries, presumably because he landed on his feet and is a lot more agile anyway.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'':
** in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'',
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Played straight in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', straight where Batman uses a grapple gun to snag the plummeting Joker. By all rights, the Joker's leg should have been torn out of its socket by the force of his sudden deceleration, but instead, he simply stops and Batman hauls him back up.
** Again in ''The Dark Knight'', *** Batman jumps from a balcony and grabs Rachel, but they both land unharmed on a taxi's hood. Granted, he could attribute some deceleration to the huge cape and armored suit, but it doesn't change the visible damage to the taxi or [[VariableTerminalVelocity the fact that she fell much earlier.]]
** And again in ''The Dark Knight'': *** [[spoiler: Harvey Dent/Two Face]] falls from twenty, ''maybe'' thirty feet, and, according to WordOfGod, this kills him. Being already severely injured by his earlier accident, as well as the angle at which he fell, was probably what did it. Batman falls about the same distance and survives without any major injuries, presumably because he landed on his feet and is a lot more agile anyway.
11th Aug '17 9:30:29 PM merotoker
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* The characters of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' use a TimeMachine to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, not fully knowing how to set the spatial coordinates and thus appearing ten days earlier at several hundred feet in the air. Before hitting the ground, lead wizard Negi used his [[BlowYouAway Wind Magic]] to both push the group off the ground and create a cushion of air as well, leaving every character without a scratch. This might have made sense if it were done in a slow descent if not for the fact that it was done at the last second only a dozen metres above ground. The two heavy-hitters in the group, Kaede and Setsuna were able to survive the fall on their own abilities (they landed on their feet). Problematically in Setsuna's case, she decided to take actions to save Konoka herself, {{Bridal Carry}}ing her on the way down. Setsuna does this routinely to Konoka while [[InASingleBound jumping massive distances]] without incident anyway (she probably has some [[KiAttacks Ki-related]] method).

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* The characters of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' use a TimeMachine to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong, not fully knowing how to set the spatial coordinates and thus appearing ten days earlier at several hundred feet in the air. Before hitting the ground, lead wizard Negi used his [[BlowYouAway Wind Magic]] to both push the group off the ground and create a cushion of air as well, leaving every character without a scratch. This might have made sense if it were done in a slow descent if not for the fact that it was done at the last second only a dozen metres above ground. The two heavy-hitters in the group, Kaede and Setsuna were able to survive the fall on their own abilities (they landed on their feet). Problematically in Setsuna's case, she decided to take actions to save Konoka herself, {{Bridal Carry}}ing her on the way down. Setsuna does this routinely to Konoka while [[InASingleBound jumping massive distances]] without incident anyway (she probably has some [[KiAttacks [[KiManipulation Ki-related]] method).



** In one issue of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, he saves the population of a North Korean town from a nuclear meltdown in about 12 seconds. The speeds he would have needed to achieve this should have turned everyone he touched, carried, or simply ''ran past'' into chunky red jello.

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** In one issue of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, he saves the population of a North Korean town from a nuclear meltdown in about 12 seconds. The speeds he would have needed to achieve this should have turned everyone he touched, carried, or simply ''ran past'' into chunky red jello.



* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'', Shadow catches [[CatchAFallingStar a falling]] [[spoiler:Dr. Light after he was thrown out of Eggman and Wily's floating base.]] Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that Chaos Control warps space so it could conceivably negate his momentum.

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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'', Shadow catches [[CatchAFallingStar a falling]] [[spoiler:Dr. Light after he was thrown out of Eggman and Wily's floating base.]] base]]. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that Chaos Control warps space so it could conceivably negate his momentum.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', when a man jumps from the top of a building to kill himself, Mr. Incredible, who is in the top of a much lower building, jumps across the street, grabs the man in mid-air and lands in a lower floor of the building from which the man had jumped. The man ends up with serious injuries. And ends up suing Mr. Incredible.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', when ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'':
** When
a man jumps from the top of a building to kill himself, Mr. Incredible, who is in the top of a much lower building, jumps across the street, grabs the man in mid-air and lands in a lower floor of the building from which the man had jumped. The man ends up with serious injuries. And ends up suing Mr. Incredible.



* Done in ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'' when Abigail falls off the flapper-wingamathing while trying to retrieve lungwort from the side of a very tall cliff, but is saved by grabbing onto the wing after Russel swoops the flying machine down to catch her.



* At the climax of ''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.]]

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* At the climax of ''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.]]injured]].



** And yet Leonard is correct - that's exactly what Superman does and Sheldon, having an EideticcMemory, should know that already.

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** And yet Leonard is correct - that's exactly what Superman does and Sheldon, having an EideticcMemory, a PhotographicMemory, should know that already.



* In the premiere episode of ''Series/{{Preacher2016}}'', Cassidy (a vampire) was forced to jump out of an airplane at 30,000 feet (the pilots realized what he was and the plane was flying towards the sunrise). The trope is both played straight (when we see him in the crater later, basically half his body had gone SPLAT) and subverted (being a vampire, he was still alive; all he needed was a meal in the form of a nearby cow to recover).

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* In the premiere episode of ''Series/{{Preacher2016}}'', ''Series/Preacher2016'', Cassidy (a vampire) was forced to jump out of an airplane at 30,000 feet (the pilots realized what he was and the plane was flying towards the sunrise). The trope is both played straight (when we see him in the crater later, basically half his body had gone SPLAT) and subverted (being a vampire, he was still alive; all he needed was a meal in the form of a nearby cow to recover).



* In the first ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' game [[spoiler:Ratchet and Clank wind up falling from the platform where they fight and defeat Chairman Drek. Ratchet even looks down and you can't see the ground from how high up they are. And yet, Clank, changing to his Thruster Pack mode, and propelling himself against Ratchet seconds before hitting the ground is enough for the pair to just skid against the ground a bit. The only injury sustained by either of them is Clank's broken servos in his arm, which were from the force of holding up Ratchet's weight BEFORE they fell.]]

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* In the first ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' game [[spoiler:Ratchet and Clank wind up falling from the platform where they fight and defeat Chairman Drek. Ratchet even looks down and you can't see the ground from how high up they are. And yet, Clank, changing to his Thruster Pack mode, and propelling himself against Ratchet seconds before hitting the ground is enough for the pair to just skid against the ground a bit. The only injury sustained by either of them is Clank's broken servos in his arm, which were from the force of holding up Ratchet's weight BEFORE they fell.]]fell]].



* Happened in the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' pilot: near the end, [[spoiler: Kit is thrown off the Iron Vulture high above Cape Suzette. He is saved by Baloo, who raced to the scene all the way from Louie's with the Sea Duck in constant overdrive, and caught him by his sweater inches above sea level --instantly arresting his vertical momentum, and instantly accelerating him to hundreds of MPH ''horizontally''. His sweater wasn't even stretched.]]
* Happened in the [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} Batman/Superman]] movie "World's Finest." Similar to what happened in ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'', Bruce Wayne tries to catch himself with his arms while falling off a building. He visibly falls at least 10 stories if not more, and is able to catch himself without ripping his arms off or breaking any bones.
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'' when Abigail falls off the flapper-wingamathing while trying to retrieve lungwort from the side of a very tall cliff, but is saved by grabbing onto the wing after Russel swoops the flying machine down to catch her.

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* Happened in the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' pilot: near the end, [[spoiler: Kit is thrown off the Iron Vulture high above Cape Suzette. He is saved by Baloo, who raced to the scene all the way from Louie's with the Sea Duck in constant overdrive, and caught him by his sweater inches above sea level --instantly arresting his vertical momentum, and instantly accelerating him to hundreds of MPH ''horizontally''. His sweater wasn't even stretched.]]
stretched]].
* Happened in the [[Franchise/{{DCAU}} [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse Batman/Superman]] movie "World's Finest." Similar to what happened in ''[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Hush]]'', Bruce Wayne tries to catch himself with his arms while falling off a building. He visibly falls at least 10 stories if not more, and is able to catch himself without ripping his arms off or breaking any bones.
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/OnceUponAForest'' when Abigail falls off the flapper-wingamathing while trying to retrieve lungwort from the side of a very tall cliff, but is saved by grabbing onto the wing after Russel swoops the flying machine down to catch her.
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', a shrunken Finn jumps out of a tree riding a squirrel to escape pursuers. Less than a second before they hit the ground, they land on a flying (parallel to the ground!) disc completely unharmed.
** Ah, but this is explained away easily. Size matters when you fall. Finn is clearly smaller than the squirrel. Their fall impacted the disc, but their combined weight and therefore force, would not be large at all.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', a shrunken Finn jumps out of a tree riding a squirrel to escape pursuers. Less than a second before they hit the ground, they land on a flying (parallel to the ground!) disc completely unharmed.
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unharmed. Ah, but this is explained away easily. Size matters when you fall. Finn is clearly smaller than the squirrel. Their fall impacted the disc, but their combined weight and therefore force, would not be large at all.
11th Aug '17 8:13:37 AM CoherentBunny
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* In [[ReentryScare atmospheric re-entry]], if you enter at too steep an angle, the G-forces can kill the pilots, or the mission vehicle can burn up during its descent through the atmosphere. So in this case, the fall (back to Earth) does kill you; you might not even make it to the landing. This was the fate of the crew of the Discovery Space Shuttle, which disintegrated upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere due to damaged thermal tiles.

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* In [[ReentryScare atmospheric re-entry]], if you enter at too steep an angle, the G-forces can kill the pilots, or the mission vehicle can burn up during its descent through the atmosphere. So in this case, the fall (back to Earth) does kill you; you might not even make it to the landing. This was the fate of the crew of the Discovery Columbia Space Shuttle, which disintegrated upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere due to damaged thermal tiles.
2nd Aug '17 3:40:40 AM TitaniumDragon
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* Also inverted by re-entry in a spacecraft with a faulty heat shield, where the forces exerted on the spacecraft by its deceleration in the atmosphere are powerful enough to rip it (and anyone inside) apart. This was the fate of the crew of the Discovery Space Shuttle, which disintegrated upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere due to damaged thermal tiles.



* In [[ReentryScare atmospheric re-entry]], if you enter at too steep an angle, the G-forces can kill the pilots, or the mission vehicle can burn up during its descent through the atmosphere. So in this case, the fall (back to Earth) does kill you; you might not even make it to the landing.

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* In [[ReentryScare atmospheric re-entry]], if you enter at too steep an angle, the G-forces can kill the pilots, or the mission vehicle can burn up during its descent through the atmosphere. So in this case, the fall (back to Earth) does kill you; you might not even make it to the landing. This was the fate of the crew of the Discovery Space Shuttle, which disintegrated upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere due to damaged thermal tiles.
** This same principle is what sometimes causes incoming asteroids and comets to blow up in Earth's atmosphere.
2nd Aug '17 3:37:31 AM TitaniumDragon
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** Likewise, falling into a gas giant, a human would be crushed to death by the pressure long before hitting any sort of surface - not that such bodies have surfaces anyway, as they transition smoothly from gas to liquid.
* Also inverted by re-entry in a spacecraft with a faulty heat shield, where the forces exerted on the spacecraft by its deceleration in the atmosphere are powerful enough to rip it (and anyone inside) apart. This was the fate of the crew of the Discovery Space Shuttle, which disintegrated upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere due to damaged thermal tiles.
22nd Jul '17 5:46:16 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': In "Stuck Up, Up and Away", Princess plummets from a dizzying height after her flying power armor is destroyed, but Blossom grabs her right before she hits the ground.
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