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11th May '18 12:11:00 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':



** Of course, quicksand first appeared in the ''Mario'' series in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', one of the elements borrowed from its source material, ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic''. At least one hidden area involved going through quicksand.
** And again in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''.

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** Of course, quicksand Quicksand first appeared in the ''Mario'' series in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', one of the elements borrowed from its source material, ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic''. At least one hidden area involved involves going through quicksand.
** And again
quicksand. Quicksand has since appeared recurringly in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''.the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' series, including secret areas beneath it in rare instances.



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** You fight a Lanmola in a pit of quicksand in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''. You only get sucked downward (to a cave you must traverse to get back to the surface) if you get put in the center of the pit; the rest of the quicksand simply pulls you toward that center.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'''s Haunted Wasteland has a river of no-escape quicksand that you cross by either using the Longshot or the Hover Boots. Once across, you are still in danger of sinking if you stray off the path.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'''s Haunted Wasteland has a river of no-escape quicksand that you cross by either using the Longshot or the Hover Boots. Once across, you are still in danger of sinking if you stray off the path.



** You fight a Lanmola in a pit of quicksand in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''. You only get sucked downward (to a cave you must traverse to get back to the surface) if you get put in the center of the pit; the rest of the quicksand simply pulls you toward that center.
1st May '18 11:26:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''WebAnimation/FreedomToons'': Seamus criticizes the way government measures unemployment (anyone who has given up on looking for work is not considered "unemployed") by depicting a census taker observing several people drowning in quicksand, then declaring the problem solved when their head goes under.
9th Apr '18 2:15:23 AM Jubileus57
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* The ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'' level ''Pyramid Sands'' features a lot of quicksand. The yarn graphics give it a unique approach: the sand is in fact horizontal strands of yellow and orange yarn, and each strand is pulled away rythmically, leaving Kirby fall onto the strand below the previous one, effectively pulling Kirby lower and lower.
25th Mar '18 8:07:22 AM costanton11
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* The B movie ''Superargo and the Faceless Giants'' (one of the RifftraxMovies) involves a quicksand pit in a forest that appears to be a nondescript pile of dead leaves.

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* The B movie ''Superargo and the Faceless Giants'' (one of the RifftraxMovies) [[Recap/{{Rifftrax}} Rifftrax Movies]]) involves a quicksand pit in a forest that appears to be a nondescript pile of dead leaves.
23rd Mar '18 9:00:57 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheTerror'', Gustav stops Andre from walking into a patch of quicksand on the path to the Baron's castle. He demonstrates its lethality by tossing a large stone into it, where it is immediately sucked down. The quicksand in an unfired ChekovsGun, as originally Gustav was later supposed to die in it, but the script was changed so he was attacked by a falcon and fell of a cliff instead.
23rd Mar '18 5:39:53 PM dvorak
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* Sam Steele (a Mountie circa 1894) recounts several instances where he ended up in quicksand. Part of his survival training involved being taught to swim out. He also recounts two instances where a horse sank in a bog. The second time, [[OhNoNotAgain it had learned that panic only made the situation worse.]]
22nd Mar '18 10:55:53 PM dvorak
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* The song "The Legend of Wooley Swamp", by the Charlie Daniels Band, involves quicksand. A group of hoodlums murder an old man who lives in the titular swamp by beating him up and throwing him in a pond. When they turn around, they sink into a quicksand with the laughter of the old man's ghost ringing in their ears

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* The song "The Legend of Wooley Swamp", by the Charlie Daniels Band, involves quicksand. A group of hoodlums murder an old man who lives in the titular swamp by beating him up and throwing him in a pond. When they turn around, they sink into a quicksand with the laughter of the old man's ghost ringing in their earsears. The legend is that on certain nights, you can hear the hoodlums screaming and the old man laughing at them.
22nd Mar '18 10:54:21 PM dvorak
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* The song "The Legend of Wooley Swamp", by the Charlie Daniels Band, involves quicksand.
* ''Waist Deep in the Big Muddy'' is about sinking in quicksand

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* The song "The Legend of Wooley Swamp", by the Charlie Daniels Band, involves quicksand.
quicksand. A group of hoodlums murder an old man who lives in the titular swamp by beating him up and throwing him in a pond. When they turn around, they sink into a quicksand with the laughter of the old man's ghost ringing in their ears
* ''Waist Deep in the Big Muddy'' is about sinking in quicksandquicksand. Specifically, the singer's experience in 'Nam where the sargeant marched the squad into a swamp and was guzzled up by it, and the Captain ordered an immediate about-face. It turns into political commentary, likening the state of things to a "great fool saying 'Push on! push on!"' while the squad (country) is neck-deep in stupid.
22nd Mar '18 10:45:56 PM dvorak
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* ''Waist Deep in the Big Muddy'' is about sinking in quicksand
22nd Mar '18 10:36:46 PM dvorak
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* One of the many, ''[[EverythingTryingToKillYou many]]'' hazards in ''VideoGame/CannonFodder'' is quicksand, usually in jungle levels where it just looks like dirt. The devs put a bazooka powerup in the middle of a huge swamp in the fifth mission too.
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