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4th May '16 12:39:35 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandTheRoadRunner'': Wile .E Coyote falls from high cliffs in his pursuit of the Road Runner every episode and is always just fine afterwards. He's also crashed into rocks and walls at speed (or had large objects crash into him at speed) with similar results.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandTheRoadRunner'': ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'': Wile .E Coyote falls from high cliffs in his pursuit of the Road Runner every episode and is always just fine afterwards. He's also crashed into rocks and walls at speed (or had large objects crash into him at speed) with similar results.
30th Apr '16 12:04:51 AM 10-13-2
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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.
13th Apr '16 6:19:14 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** The fall is from an enormous sculpture, specifically from a part which is able to float impossibly many miles in the air, just because it's 'artistically correct'. Presumably Arthur survives the fall and the argument with the bird for the same reason.
31st Mar '16 1:57:36 AM SSJMagus
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** Almost every character has fallen off a cliff at least once, but by far the most egregious example is [[{{Miko}} Kikyo]]. Early on in the series this was her primary means of exit; she would fall off a cliff, be presumed dead, then show up two episodes later and fall off another cliff, causing no end of drama with Inuyasha.

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** Almost every character has fallen off a cliff at least once, but by far the most egregious example is [[{{Miko}} Kikyo]]. Early on in the series this was her primary means of exit; she would fall off a cliff, be presumed dead, then show up two episodes later and fall off another cliff, causing no end of drama with Inuyasha. Which was more excusable in her case, since [[{{TheUndead she's not actually alive to begin with]].
20th Mar '16 4:19:01 AM zerohelix
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* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandTheRoadRunner'': Wile.E Coyote falls from high cliffs in his pursuit of the Road Runner every episode and is always just fine afterwards. He's also crashed into rocks and walls at speed (or had large objects crash into him at speed) with similar results.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandTheRoadRunner'': Wile.Wile .E Coyote falls from high cliffs in his pursuit of the Road Runner every episode and is always just fine afterwards. He's also crashed into rocks and walls at speed (or had large objects crash into him at speed) with similar results.



** Also why cars nowadays seem much more fragile in crashes. They actually aren't, they have crumple zones to absorb as much of the impact as possible while keeping the passenger cell intact - a type of SacrificialDefence. They are designed that way to absorb the shock rather than have people get squashed inside. So a modern car is likely to be written off far more easily but the humans inside are far likelier to live.

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** Also why cars nowadays seem much more fragile in crashes. They actually aren't, they have crumple zones to absorb as much of the impact as possible while keeping the passenger cell intact - a type of SacrificialDefence.sacrificial defence. They are designed that way to absorb the shock rather than have people get squashed inside. So a modern car is likely to be written off far more easily but the humans inside are far likelier to live.
20th Mar '16 4:17:10 AM zerohelix
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** Also why cars nowadays seem much more fragile in crashes. They actually aren't, they have crumple zones to absorb as much of the impact as possible while keeping the passenger cell intact - a type of SacrificialDefense. They are designed that way to absorb the shock rather than have people get squashed inside. So a modern car is likely to be written off far more easily but the humans inside are far likelier to live.

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** Also why cars nowadays seem much more fragile in crashes. They actually aren't, they have crumple zones to absorb as much of the impact as possible while keeping the passenger cell intact - a type of SacrificialDefense.SacrificialDefence. They are designed that way to absorb the shock rather than have people get squashed inside. So a modern car is likely to be written off far more easily but the humans inside are far likelier to live.
20th Mar '16 4:16:01 AM zerohelix
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... it's hitting the ground ("the deceleration trauma","it's the sudden stop").

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... it's hitting the ground ("the deceleration trauma","it's trauma", "it's the sudden stop").
18th Feb '16 7:01:50 AM 20person
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**Also averted in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' if you're wearing Power Armor. No fall damage is sustained after falling from any height, and if you fall from high enough that you would normally take fall damage, you land with a massive thud that inflicts damage on anyone nearby, including friendly NPCs.
14th Feb '16 6:31:11 AM Prfnoff
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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.
* Happens ''three times'' to Ueki in TheLawOfUeki, every time by Kobasen. And every time, the only sign of any injury is Kobasen briefly complaining that it hurts to catch someone from that high up.

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* Completely averted in ''Thou Shalt Not Die''.''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.
* Happens ''three times'' to Ueki in TheLawOfUeki, ''Manga/TheLawOfUeki'', every time by Kobasen. And every time, the only sign of any injury is Kobasen briefly complaining that it hurts to catch someone from that high up.
12th Feb '16 8:27:21 PM comicwriter
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* In one ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' chapter, Ataru accidentally cushioned the fall of a young woman who was trying to commit suicide. A random onlooker even noted how really unlikely it was that Ataru could survive something like that, given the height the girl jumped from (and it turned out he was correct; it was actually the work of a demon who was trying to make Ataru more popular).
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