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6th Aug '17 3:52:21 PM Loadsamoney!
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*Ben Richards in ''Film/TheRunningMan'' throws a mook over a railing during a prison break, complete with PreMortemOneLiner: "Give you a lift?"
6th Aug '17 7:31:49 AM Berrenta
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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'''s Tanker chapter, there's a door in the hallway with the Raven action figure that opens to reveal a guard with his back to Snake, facing a railing. If shot, he'll fall over it. If you time it just right, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything he'll fall onto one of the patrolling guards below, killing him too]].

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** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'''s Tanker chapter, there's a door in the hallway with the Raven action figure that opens to reveal a guard with his back to Snake, facing a railing. If shot, he'll fall over it. If you time it just right, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight he'll fall onto one of the patrolling guards below, killing him too]].
30th Jul '17 3:57:11 AM Silverblade2
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* Many [[TheWestern Westerns]] feature this, although far from a majority, especially since many don't even take place in towns.



* ''WebVideo/LedgeFighters'' ''is'' this trope.

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* %%* ''WebVideo/LedgeFighters'' ''is'' this trope.
11th Jun '17 3:48:09 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Myranda gets this, courtesy of Theon, with an added 'splat' sound effect.
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.
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