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4th Dec '17 6:16:22 AM Brandar
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* One of the first cities ever built by humans was called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87atalh%C3%B6y%C3%BCk#Archaeology Çatalhöyük]], (roughly) pronounced "Cha-tal-her-yik". All the houses were clumped so closely together that the entrance was generally on the roof, and the rooftops acted as streets. Since then, humans invented [[BoringButPractical the front door]].

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* One of the first cities ever built by humans was called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87atalh%C3%B6y%C3%BCk#Archaeology org/w/index.php?title=Catalhoeyuek Çatalhöyük]], (roughly) pronounced "Cha-tal-her-yik". All the houses were clumped so closely together that the entrance was generally on the roof, and the rooftops acted as streets. Since then, humans invented [[BoringButPractical the front door]].
9th Sep '17 1:36:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' generally use a mix of this and [[BuildingSwing building-swinging]] to get around New York.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' and ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' generally use a mix of this and [[BuildingSwing building-swinging]] to get around New York.
3rd Sep '17 11:54:42 AM nighttrainfm
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* Ditto for ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and his extended family getting around Gotham (when they're not using the CoolCar).
25th Jun '17 9:20:56 AM nombretomado
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* Films set in Brazil will likely have at least one of these scenes, since the homes are tightly packed. Examples include ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' and ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]''.

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* Films set in Brazil will likely have at least one of these scenes, since the homes are tightly packed. Examples include ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' and ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]''.''Film/FastFive''.
19th Mar '17 12:06:20 PM Prfnoff
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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' game, you use the "Thieves Highway" to get to Angelwatch.

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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' game, ''VideoGame/ThiefIITheMetalAge'', you use the "Thieves Highway" to get to Angelwatch.
17th Mar '17 8:46:13 AM BeerBaron
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* If you play your skills just right, you can do this in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. It's VERY entertaining.
** In Morrowind, you can attain this ability by exploiting certain glitches.
*** Or just level your acrobatics up to 100 or so. Never had to touch the ground in some towns.
*** And the Jump spell effect helps at any Acrobatics level. Roofhopping was also possible in ''Daggerfall''.

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* If you play your skills just right, you can do this ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Possible
in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. It's VERY entertaining.
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''.
** In Morrowind, you can attain ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', this ability by exploiting certain glitches.
*** Or just level your acrobatics up to 100 or so. Never had to touch
is possible at higher levels of the ground in some towns.
*** And the Jump spell effect helps at any
Acrobatics level. Roofhopping was also skill, or by using a Jump spell. It is a perfectly reasonable way to get around towns, and is even recommended if you're trying to avoid the CityGuards.
** Once again
possible (and VERY entertaining) in ''Daggerfall''.''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''.
6th Mar '17 2:47:14 PM Sedirex
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* In the last issue of ''ComicBook/{{BuffytheVampireSlayer}}'' season eight, Buffy is seen leaping from rooftop to rooftop.

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* In the last issue of ''ComicBook/{{BuffytheVampireSlayer}}'' ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season eight, Buffy is seen leaping from rooftop to rooftop.
28th Feb '17 2:32:03 PM jamespolk
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* ''Too Much Johnson'' (the recently rediscovered first film of Creator/OrsonWelles) featured Joseph Cotten hopping across the warehouses and tenements of Manhattan's old Meatpacking District and Little Syria (now the area around the World Trade Center) while being chased by the cuckolded husband of his lover.

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* ''Too Much Johnson'' (the recently rediscovered first film A pretty staggering scene in 1978's ''Film/KillerOfSheep''. The kids of Creator/OrsonWelles) featured Joseph Cotten Watts go roof hopping across to amuse themselves. From the warehouses and tenements tops of Manhattan's old Meatpacking District and Little Syria (now the area around the World Trade Center) while being chased by the cuckolded husband of his lover.three-story buildings. Between roofs that are at least eight feet apart.
15th Feb '17 9:03:19 PM jamespolk
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** [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk's]] many phobias include vertigo, of course, and the scene in the pilot where Monk grips a ladder a few steps off the ground, unable to go {{Roofhopping}} after a criminal, is similar to ''Vertigo'''s.

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** [[Series/{{Monk}} Adrian Monk's]] many phobias include vertigo, of course, and * In ''Film/{{Shoeshine}}'' the scene in boys from the pilot where Monk grips a ladder a few steps off the ground, unable to go {{Roofhopping}} juvenile prison do this after a criminal, is similar to ''Vertigo'''s.breaking out of an upper window.
13th Feb '17 7:04:04 AM gravious
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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' game, you use the "Thieves Highway" to get to Angelwatch.
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