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28th Dec '17 11:51:00 PM Yagami1211
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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 is immediately sliced into three equal pieces.''"
28th Dec '17 1:29:56 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Similarly, in the ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' manga and OVA, the Major's elite commander makes a CommandingCoolness entrance by falling several hundred feet from a zeppelin and landing in a cloud of dust no worse for wear. [[spoiler:He's a genuine tough-as-nails {{Badass}}: a seasoned veteran and a {{Werewolf}} to boot.]]

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* Similarly, in the ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' manga and OVA, the Major's elite commander makes a CommandingCoolness entrance by falling several hundred feet from a zeppelin and landing in a cloud of dust no worse for wear. [[spoiler:He's a genuine tough-as-nails {{Badass}}: badass: a seasoned veteran and a {{Werewolf}} to boot.]]
27th Dec '17 8:33:22 AM WhosAsking
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* Similarly, in the ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' manga and OVA, the Major's elite commander makes a CommandingCoolness entrance by falling several hundred feet from a zeppelin and landing in a cloud of dust no worse for wear. [[spoiler:He's a genuine tough-as-nails {{Badass}}: a seasoned veteran and a {{Werewolf}} to boot.]]
26th Dec '17 6:07:57 PM ThomasHedgehog
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog might be the largest offender of this trope, since his ability has always been to run really really fast. [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Not necessarily stop super fast.]] (Likewise, he doesn't suffer fall damage.) The closest the games get to depicting wall crash damage is to make him flatten against the wall, fall on the ground, and promptly spring back up, Disney-style (this was to be depicted in ''Sonic 2'' and ''Generations'', but cut out; it only appears in other 3D games like ''Sonic Unleashed'' (Wii/PS2).)

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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog might be the largest offender of this trope, since his ability has always been to run really really fast. [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Not necessarily stop super fast.]] (Likewise, he doesn't suffer fall damage.) The closest the games get to depicting wall crash damage is to make him flatten against the wall, fall on the ground, and promptly spring back up, Disney-style (this was to be depicted in ''Sonic 2'' and ''Generations'', but cut out; it only appears in other 3D games like ''Sonic Unleashed'' (Wii/PS2).(Wii/PS2); the Sonic 2 Nick Arcade Prototype has this feature fully implemented.)
16th Dec '17 11:21:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Subverted in ''Anime/KaleidoStar'': while in the trapeze, Leon drops May off, lets her fall a bit and then catches her by the hand, but the pull dislocates her shoulder. Later he does the same thing to Sora, but this time she's not injured [[GenreSavvy because she was expecting it]], and used her own strength to help Leon lift her.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/KaleidoStar'': while in the trapeze, Leon drops May off, lets her fall a bit and then catches her by the hand, but the pull dislocates her shoulder. Later he does the same thing to Sora, but this time she's not injured [[GenreSavvy because she was expecting it]], it, and used her own strength to help Leon lift her.
9th Dec '17 1:38:03 AM jamespolk
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* ''Lifted'', one of the WesternAnimation/PixarShorts, involves an AlienAbduction test in a rural area. The young alien is having trouble with the myriad of unlabeled switches on the control board, while a grim-faced blob-like alien with a clipboard is marking every wrong action. Finally, he uses the right button, lifting up the still-sleeping human into the UFO. Then he lets go of the switch thinking it's done... and the human starts falling back to the ground. The older alien manages to push the right switch a split-second before the human hits the ground. Naturally, the human is perfectly fine, even though he clearly fell at least 5 stories. Then again, we don't know the properties of the anti-gravity beam. If its force is evenly distributed through the body, it could provide extreme deceleration without damage.

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* ''Lifted'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Lifted}}'', one of the WesternAnimation/PixarShorts, involves an AlienAbduction test in a rural area. The young alien is having trouble with the myriad of unlabeled switches on the control board, while a grim-faced blob-like alien with a clipboard is marking every wrong action. Finally, he uses the right button, lifting up the still-sleeping human into the UFO. Then he lets go of the switch thinking it's done... and the human starts falling back to the ground. The older alien manages to push the right switch a split-second before the human hits the ground. Naturally, the human is perfectly fine, even though he clearly fell at least 5 stories. Then again, we don't know the properties of the anti-gravity beam. If its force is evenly distributed through the body, it could provide extreme deceleration without damage.
4th Dec '17 11:50:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''Astonishing Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', Hisako catches a plummeting classmate with her mutant armour up. He lives, but he's a mess.

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* In ''Astonishing Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', Comicbook/XMen'', Hisako catches a plummeting classmate with her mutant armour up. He lives, but he's a mess.
13th Nov '17 11:14:50 PM Psychadelico
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* In ''VideoGame/InFAMOUS'', Cole can leap off the tallest building in the game, and suffer no damage at all. Unless he [[SuperDrowningSkills falls into water.]] Also, anything he lands on (unless he's using the Thunder Drop) will also be perfectly fine. Turns out he uses his Kinetic Shockwave to dampen his fall (notice the dust spreading from his impact point).

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* In ''VideoGame/InFAMOUS'', Cole can leap off the tallest building in the game, and suffer no damage at all. Unless ''[[InvertedTrope Unless]]'' he [[SuperDrowningSkills falls into water.]] Also, anything he lands on (unless he's using the Thunder Drop) will also be perfectly fine. Turns out he uses his Kinetic Shockwave to dampen his fall (notice the dust spreading from his impact point).
12th Nov '17 8:03:05 PM DeathToSquishies
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' - Link would always take damage falling into BottomlessPits or [[SuperDrowningSkills deep water]], but the 3D titles also added falling damage from a sufficient enough height. In later games, if you fall too far the roll move will no longer save you from damage.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' - ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Link would always take damage falling into BottomlessPits or [[SuperDrowningSkills deep water]], but the 3D titles also added falling damage from a sufficient enough height. In later games, if you fall too far ''too'' far, the roll move will no longer save you from damage.damage.
** Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. At face value, it's played more realistically than every other game; whereas fall damage in those would take out 3 hearts at worst, it can scale all the way up to 30 hearts here, enough to instantly kill you at any point. However, you also get the [[NotQuiteFlight Paraglider]] at the end of the tutorial, which brings any fall to an immediate midair stop without any consequences.


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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
** In every ''Solid'' game past [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid the first]] (which only had BottomlessPit booby traps that immediately ended you), fall damage is played straight with smaller falls hurting you, and longer ones killing you. In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Snake Eater]]'', you may even have to medically treat your broken shins. Subverted with ledge-grabbing, however; as long as your arms stop the fall, you're fine.
** Zigzagged in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV''; there's still "pain" and "death" falls for Snake, but enemies who fall off of ledges can crack their skulls and die at much shorter heights than would even make him grunt. Riding [[DoAnythingRobot D-Walker]] also completely negates any fall damage Snake would take.
12th Nov '17 3:41:11 PM XanderVJ
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** After the "shock of the fall" line (originated by Creator/StanLee) was discredited, the current line of WordOfGod thinking is that since SoftWater doesn't really exist, ''nothing'' Spidey could reasonably have done at the time could have saved her. Catch her, she snaps. Don't catch her, she splats. In universe, Spidey's [[DefiedTrope learned from his mistakes]]. In a scenario years later where Mary Jane is sent plummeting, he knows to fire his webbing at multiple points, stopping Mary-Jane from getting lethal whiplash. And in ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' (vol. 2) #21, he catches falling teammates in a soft net of web instead of snaring them with a single line. There's also a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue where Spidey manages to save Gwen in this manner, and in a time travel storyline in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'', the younger webslinger tells Peter to stop, jumps past him, embraces Gwen and then uses webbing to slow both of them at the same time, more gently and protecting her neck as they go. She specifically states that Peter spent most of her childhood explaining to her what he wished [[MyGreatestFailure he could have done differently,]] so she knew ''exactly'' how to save Gwen this time.

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** After the "shock of the fall" line (originated by Creator/StanLee) was discredited, the current line of WordOfGod thinking is that since SoftWater doesn't really exist, ''nothing'' Spidey could reasonably have done at the time could have saved her. Catch her, she snaps. Don't catch her, she splats. In universe, Spidey's [[DefiedTrope learned from his mistakes]]. In a scenario years later where Mary Jane is sent plummeting, he knows to fire his webbing at multiple points, stopping Mary-Jane from getting lethal whiplash. At the end of ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', Spidey repeats the feat again with Ana Maria, claiming that he has practiced it so much that now "he can do it in his sleep". And in ''ComicBook/NewAvengers'' (vol. 2) #21, he catches falling teammates in a soft net of web instead of snaring them with a single line. There's also a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' issue where Spidey manages to save Gwen in this manner, and in a time travel storyline in ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'', the younger webslinger tells Peter to stop, jumps past him, embraces Gwen and then uses webbing to slow both of them at the same time, more gently and protecting her neck as they go. She specifically states that Peter spent most of her childhood explaining to her what he wished [[MyGreatestFailure he could have done differently,]] so she knew ''exactly'' how to save Gwen this time.
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