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24th Apr '17 11:49:23 AM merotoker
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* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': [[spoiler: Tenma shoots Roberto off of a balcony in a library. He survives.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'': [[spoiler: Tenma shoots Roberto off of a balcony in a library. He survives.]]survives]].



* OlderThanPrint, though on a bridge: In ''Literature/LeMorteDArthur'', Galahad, at one point, knocks a man off a bridge. He survives by landing on a boat, and is never heard of again.
* In ''Literature/CaptiveOfTheRedVixen'' The only casualty during the Red Vixen's attack on Rolas' ship is a crewman who fell over a railing in engineering after being stunned. And she punishes the pirate responsible.

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* OlderThanPrint, though on a bridge: In ''Literature/LeMorteDArthur'', ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'', Galahad, at one point, knocks a man off a bridge. He survives by landing on a boat, and is never heard of from again.
* In ''Literature/CaptiveOfTheRedVixen'' The the only casualty during the Red Vixen's attack on Rolas' ship is a crewman who fell over a railing in engineering after being stunned. And she punishes the pirate responsible.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Planet of the Ood" - [[spoiler: Dr Ryder reveals he's a member of Friends of the Ood who infiltrated the slave trade and has been helping their HiveMind reassert itself. Mr Halpen promptly pushes him over a railing and into the enormous Ood Brain.]]
* Happens in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "War Stories", when the {{mook|s}} whom Mal is fighting is [[NoKillLikeOverkill shot repeatedly by several of Mal's crewmembers]] and plummets to his death. He bounces off at least two girders and gets ''bisected'' by a saw on his way down.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Planet of the Ood" - [[spoiler: Dr Ryder reveals he's a member of Friends of the Ood who infiltrated the slave trade and has been helping their HiveMind reassert itself. Mr Halpen promptly pushes him over a railing and into the enormous Ood Brain.]]
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* Happens in the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "War Stories", when the {{mook|s}} whom Mal is fighting is [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shot repeatedly by several of Mal's crewmembers]] and plummets to his death. He bounces off at least two girders and gets ''bisected'' by a saw on his way down.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': In Meet the Sniper, the BLU Demoman is hit in the eye by a piece of his bottle. He then stumbles around, blindly shooting grenades into the air, bumps into a railing and falls over it. In game, the KnockBack caused by certain weapons can also result in people taking fatal fall damage or falling into {{Bottomless Pit}}s.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': In Meet the Sniper, the BLU Demoman is hit in the eye by a piece of his bottle. He then stumbles around, blindly shooting grenades into the air, bumps into a railing and falls over it. In game, the KnockBack caused by certain weapons can also result in people taking fatal fall damage or falling into {{Bottomless Pit}}s.BottomlessPits.



* Being somewhere between an AffectionateParody and straight depictionof the SpaghettiWestern, ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' has plenty of these. Any {{Mook}} who is shot from a window or other high place will slump over the rail or sill and [[EverythingFades blink out of existence]] or plummet ''over'' the rail to the ground in a classically over-dramatic fashion.

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* Being somewhere between an AffectionateParody and straight depictionof the SpaghettiWestern, ''VideoGame/SunsetRiders'' has plenty of these. Any {{Mook}} {{Mook|s}} who is shot from a window or other high place will slump over the rail or sill and [[EverythingFades blink out of existence]] or plummet ''over'' the rail to the ground in a classically over-dramatic fashion.
24th Mar '17 6:21:51 AM Clare
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* British singer Marc Almond nearly became a victim of this trope in late 1993 when two drug dealers tried to kill him by throwing him off a balcony. This incident prompted Marc to seek help for drug and alcohol addictions dating back to the early 1980s.
24th Feb '17 2:25:00 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Played with in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' where [[BigBad Vandal Savage]] is shot and falls off a balcony...but never seems to hit the ground (or if he did, he got up and ran away right afterwards). [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Whether this is due to his mostly-immortal status or some kind of magic teleportation is never revealed.]]
14th Feb '17 9:46:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* The player can do this to enemies in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' due to the [[WreakingHavok Havok engines]] used for physics. Sometimes enemies, especially those hit with weapons with high KnockBack, will fall back over a railing... sometimes, quirks of the physics engine will cause dead enemies to fling themselves twenty feet horizontally and over conveniently low railings, [[CherryTapping even if you killed them with a BB gun]]. Given the mixture of seriousness and silliness inherent in the games and their setting, this isn't quite as immersion-breaking or out of place as it might seems.

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* The player can do this to enemies in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' due to the [[WreakingHavok Havok engines]] used for physics. Sometimes enemies, especially those hit with weapons with high KnockBack, will fall back over a railing... sometimes, quirks of the physics engine will cause dead enemies to [[BlownAcrossTheRoom fling themselves twenty feet horizontally horizontally]] and over conveniently low railings, [[CherryTapping even if you killed them with a BB gun]]. Given the mixture of seriousness and silliness inherent in the games and their setting, this isn't quite as immersion-breaking or out of place as it might seems.
31st Jan '17 4:02:43 PM Anddrix
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* In the ''Series/EmeraldCity'' episode "Mistress - New - Mistress", this happens to [[spoiler:Jack]] after [[spoiler:he kisses a very upset Tip. Tip pushes him away, causing Jack to crash through the railing of the balcony they're standing on]] and fall to a DisneyVillainDeath.

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* In the ''Series/EmeraldCity'' episode [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E3MistressNewMistress "Mistress - New - Mistress", Mistress"]], this happens to [[spoiler:Jack]] after [[spoiler:he kisses a very upset Tip. Tip pushes him away, causing Jack to crash through the railing of the balcony they're standing on]] and fall to a DisneyVillainDeath.
30th Jan '17 7:40:55 PM Anddrix
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* In the ''Series/EmeraldCity'' episode "Mistress - New - Mistress", this happens to [[spoiler:Jack]] after [[spoiler:he kisses a very upset Tip. Tip pushes him away, causing Jack to crash through the railing of the balcony they're standing on]] and fall to a DisneyVillainDeath.
9th Oct '16 10:35:19 PM foxley
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'': Happens to the Blackstone thug Red Harvest kills as he comes charging out of the barbershop. Later [[spoiler:it happens to Goodnight when he is shot in the belfry of the church.]]
2nd Sep '16 7:28:34 AM erforce
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* A variation occurs in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' in the level aboard the [[spoiler: underwater base]]. At a certain point, the player finds a chasm with buildings and walkways built into the cliff walls. In one area, shooting an [[ExplodingBarrels explosive barrel]] causes a mook to be launched over the railing, over the chasm, and landing on his crotch on the railing next to the player, at which point he slides off to his doom.

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* A variation occurs in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'' ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect'' in the level aboard the [[spoiler: underwater base]]. At a certain point, the player finds a chasm with buildings and walkways built into the cliff walls. In one area, shooting an [[ExplodingBarrels explosive barrel]] causes a mook to be launched over the railing, over the chasm, and landing on his crotch on the railing next to the player, at which point he slides off to his doom.
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