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17th Sep '17 3:52:41 PM Malady
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* AValleyWithoutWind calculates falling damage upon impact with the surface of water, and only then does it slow you down. The fact the acid water also starts eating at your health is just salt in the wound at that point.

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* AValleyWithoutWind ''VideoGame/AValleyWithoutWind'' calculates falling damage upon impact with the surface of water, and only then does it slow you down. The fact the acid water also starts eating at your health is just salt in the wound at that point.
3rd Sep '17 11:02:12 PM Luppercus
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* Averted in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', The Penguin actually dies after falling into sewer water from a above the steet. Of course it probably helps that the water was toxic, but not enough to kill other characters who felt in it from lesser distances and the blood out of his mouth implies internal bleeding.

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* Averted in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', The Penguin actually dies after falling into sewer water from a above the steet. Of course it probably helps that the water was toxic, but not enough to kill other characters who felt in it from lesser distances and the blood out of his mouth implies internal bleeding.
3rd Sep '17 11:01:17 PM Luppercus
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* Averted in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', The Penguin actually dies after falling into sewer water from a above the steet. Of course it probably helps that the water was toxic, but not enough to kill other characters who felt in it from lesser distances and the blood out of his mouth implies internal bleeding.
* Subverted in ''Film/DeathNote2017'', [[spoiler:Light]] falls from the Seattle Great Wheel and survives, suffering injuries that put him in coma for a few days. Whether the fall should be fatal or not, is hard to tell as death-related magic is involved.
2nd Sep '17 6:46:43 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* Subverted in the WesternAnimation/SWATKats episode "Mutation City" where Jake/Razor is knocked unconscious when he hits the water and has to be saved by his partner.
7th Aug '17 9:46:43 PM Sontin
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* Averted in ''Literature/{{Carpe Jugulum}}''. When Agnes is falling from the sky, she spots a lake off to one side and decides she should try and 'angle towards it'. However, Perdita (Agnes's other personality) points out that given how fast they're falling, hitting the water would be the same as hitting the ground.
5th Aug '17 10:06:36 PM ultimomant
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* Averted in ''Film/RushHour'' when Griffin falls from a roof into a large fountain and dies on impact.
24th Jul '17 7:11:01 PM WillKeaton
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* Averted/Justified in one instance in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' when Aang is about to fall into water and then uses waterbending to lift it up in a column to soften the blow. The same episode has Sokka [[spoiler:dumping the crew of an airship out the bomb-bay into the ocean]] though he at least [[spoiler:lowered the airship's altitude possible (they're still stuck in the ocean, miles away from the shore)]].

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* Averted/Justified in one instance in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' when Aang is about to fall into water and then uses waterbending to lift it up in a column to soften the blow. The same episode has Sokka [[spoiler:dumping the crew of an airship out the bomb-bay into the ocean]] though he at least [[spoiler:lowered the airship's altitude possible (they're altitude. (The crew is still stuck in the ocean, miles away from the shore)]].shore.)]]
24th Jul '17 7:09:54 PM WillKeaton
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** At least part of this is due to a bullet's center of gravity (especially long skinny pointy rifle bullets with a copper jacket and dense core) being located towards the rear. They exit the barrel flying in a tight spiral but tend to yaw or tumble when entering a denser medium (such as water, ballistic gel, or organic tissue). The increased surface area effectively turns an aerodynamic "dive" into a "belly flop"; the added resistance can cause the bullet to break apart given enough velocity. The same rifle bullets at a longer range (Series/MythBusters tested at very short range) would shed velocity and thus probably go deeper underwater without disintegrating. Some discussion on this yawing effect with 5.56mm NATO-standard ammunition can be found [[http://ammo.ar15.com/ammo/project/AmmoOracleFiles_ORIG/index.html#m193orm855 here]].

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** At least part of this is due to a bullet's center of gravity (especially long skinny pointy rifle bullets with a copper jacket and dense core) being located towards the rear. They exit the barrel flying in a tight spiral but tend to yaw or tumble when entering a denser medium (such as water, ballistic gel, or organic tissue). The increased surface area effectively turns an aerodynamic "dive" into a "belly flop"; the added resistance can cause the bullet to break apart given enough velocity. The same rifle bullets at a longer range (Series/MythBusters tested at very short range) would shed velocity and thus probably go deeper underwater without disintegrating. Some discussion on this yawing effect with 5.56mm NATO-standard ammunition can be found [[http://ammo.ar15.com/ammo/project/AmmoOracleFiles_ORIG/index.html#m193orm855 here]].can be found here.]]
24th Jul '17 2:17:05 PM Wynauttica
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''Series/MythBusters'' also demonstrated that even at very high velocities, water is significantly softer than concrete (it's the difference between breaking all your bones and breaking your bones and being decapitated from the impact) -- falls that would be fatal on land become survivable in water. On the other hand, you might survive the impact only to ''drown'' moments later if your injuries are so great that you lose consciousness or otherwise can't swim to safety, as mentioned above. And while water will always be softer than concrete, "softer" is a relative term--the shock of impact may still be instantly fatal if the water is entered at a high enough speed.

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''Series/MythBusters'' also demonstrated that even at very high velocities, water is significantly softer than concrete (it's the difference between breaking all your bones and breaking all your bones and being decapitated from the impact) -- falls that would be fatal on land become survivable in water. On the other hand, you might survive the impact only to ''drown'' moments later if your injuries are so great that you lose consciousness or otherwise can't swim to safety, as mentioned above. And while water will always be softer than concrete, "softer" is a relative term--the shock of impact may still be instantly fatal if the water is entered at a high enough speed.
19th Jul '17 4:28:36 AM AgProv
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** Royal Navy pilot Charles Lamb once had to ditch a stricken aircraft at sea, unable to make it back to his carrier. fortunately the ship knew he was in trouble and had launched a rescue boat. Unfortunately, Lamb realised his aircraft hd been carrying a full oad of primed depth charges and was sinking fast. he knew once the aircraft sank to about a hundred fathoms, the depth-sensitive fuses would go off. He also knew the explosion, powerful enough to cripple a U-boat, would send out shockwaves that would pulverise the flimsy boat he was currently in and mash those aboard it to pulp. he then took over the rowing of the boat over the head of an affronted bosun, not revealing the peril they were in for fear of causing panic, but wanting to get back to the safety of the nearest big ship (not necessarily his own carrier), double-quick.

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** Royal Navy pilot Charles Lamb once had to ditch a stricken aircraft at sea, unable to make it back to his carrier. fortunately Fortunately the ship knew he was in trouble and had launched a rescue boat. Unfortunately, Lamb realised his aircraft hd had been carrying a full oad load of primed depth charges and was sinking fast. he He knew once the aircraft sank to about a hundred fathoms, the depth-sensitive fuses would go off. He also knew the explosion, powerful enough to cripple a U-boat, would send out shockwaves that would pulverise the flimsy boat he was currently in and mash those aboard it to pulp. he He then took over the rowing of the boat over the head of an affronted bosun, not revealing the peril they were in for fear of causing panic, but wanting to get back to the safety of the nearest big ship (not necessarily his own carrier), double-quick.
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