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16th Jun '17 10:08:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', falling player characters suffer no damage at all if they land in water or anything else "soft" such as a haycart or awning. This is because the game's swashbuckling genre simulation rules explicitly enforce NotTheFallThatKillsYou to encourage players to perform ridiculous stunts.

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* In ''[[SeventhSea 7th Sea]]'', ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'', falling player characters suffer no damage at all if they land in water or anything else "soft" such as a haycart or awning. This is because the game's swashbuckling genre simulation rules explicitly enforce NotTheFallThatKillsYou to encourage players to perform ridiculous stunts.
7th Jun '17 11:46:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* An escape in ''TheDreamlandChronicles'' hinges on this. The fact that it's a three-hundred foot drop is briefly brought up, but ultimately, the impact is ignored, leaving drowning as the only apparent danger.

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* An escape in ''TheDreamlandChronicles'' ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'' hinges on this. The fact that it's a three-hundred foot drop is briefly brought up, but ultimately, the impact is ignored, leaving drowning as the only apparent danger.
30th Apr '17 1:27:49 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' games with FallingDamage, hitting the water does no damage, though if it fails to slow you down enough the seafloor below it sure as hell will. In ''Mechwarrior Living Legends'', the water is so soft that a fusion-torch powered SpacePlane jet fighter can go into a full afterburner dive into the water, then [[IfItSwimsItFlies fly around underwater]].
30th Apr '17 1:21:31 PM Saber15
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* In ''Film/TheATeam'', the team uses the main cannon of a plummeting tank to RecoilBoost it towards a lake, and then fires off all the ammo before impact to slow down as much as possible. Despite smashing into the water head-on at at least highway speeds, it drives out of the lake with no damage.
21st Mar '17 12:10:58 PM BeerBaron
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** An interesting bug in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': you can fall into water from any height and survive -- until the instant you touch land, at which point you go splat. If you have a spell granting water-walking active, water behaves ''exactly'' like land.

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** An interesting bug Played straight in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': you can fall Morrowind]]'', where falling into water from any height and survive -- until the instant you touch land, at which point you go splat. If won't harm you...as long as that water is deep enough. Interestingly, if you have a spell granting water-walking active, of Water Walking enabled, the water behaves ''exactly'' will behave just like land.land...



** Also quite glaringly obvious in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Players who want to give this a a good looking at, head to the College of Winterhold. There's a fairly decent bit of overhanging rock at the northernmost point. What's it hanging over? A good few seconds of free-falling and a lake. Or the ground, if you're unlucky... This has even become a [[MemeticMutation meme]] in the form of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im5IpE2rleo Extreme Fishing]].
** The Dwaven ruin [[spoiler: Kagrenzel]] has a long drop into an underground lake.

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** Also quite glaringly obvious in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Players who want to give this a a good looking at, head to the College of Winterhold. There's a fairly decent bit of overhanging rock at the northernmost point. What's it hanging over? A good few seconds of free-falling and a lake. Or the ground, if you're unlucky... This has even become a [[MemeticMutation meme]] in the form of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im5IpE2rleo Extreme Fishing]].
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Fishing]]. The Dwaven ruin [[spoiler: Kagrenzel]] has a long drop into an underground lake.
26th Feb '17 8:09:02 PM gewunomox
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* The Burj al-Arab commercial with music by OwlCity, which shows a man ''diving'' from the top of the huge tower and entering the water safely.

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* The Burj al-Arab commercial with music by OwlCity, Music/OwlCity, which shows a man ''diving'' from the top of the huge tower and entering the water safely.
17th Feb '17 1:55:36 PM rva98014
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* Judy and Nick of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' at one point find themselves in freefall over water, and both survive. Judy's survival is possibly justified, as she managed to compose herself and go into a diving stance while in free fall. Nick on the other hand...

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* Judy and Nick of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' at one point find themselves in freefall over water, and both survive. Judy's survival is possibly justified, as she managed manages to compose herself and go pull into a proper diving stance while in free fall. Nick stance. Nick, on the other hand...hand, tumbles head over heels screaming the entire way down...
2nd Jan '17 5:39:23 PM nombretomado
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* Justified in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' as in that game you can fall at any speed from any height and land anywhere and be perfectly fine. However, there is one point where you are dropped down a shaft and fall for several minutes before finally landing in shallow water, completely unharmed. Given that [[spoiler:you were dropped down said shaft deliberately by Wheatley]], it's entirely possible that it was supposed to kill you. Unexplained, however, is how [[spoiler:GLaDOS]] survives the fall alongside you, given [[spoiler:she is undergoing a stint as a potato]]. Given a lack of leg braces or boots to mitigate the impact, [[spoiler:she should've been a potato pancake]]. It's even lampshaded before being played straight. [[spoiler:GLaDOS]] asks to be put in one of Chell's boots during the fall, in order to survive the landing, and advises Chell to try to land on the other foot.

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* Justified in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' as in that game you can fall at any speed from any height and land anywhere and be perfectly fine. However, there is one point where you are dropped down a shaft and fall for several minutes before finally landing in shallow water, completely unharmed. Given that [[spoiler:you were dropped down said shaft deliberately by Wheatley]], it's entirely possible that it was supposed to kill you. Unexplained, however, is how [[spoiler:GLaDOS]] [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=]]] survives the fall alongside you, given [[spoiler:she is undergoing a stint as a potato]]. Given a lack of leg braces or boots to mitigate the impact, [[spoiler:she should've been a potato pancake]]. It's even lampshaded before being played straight. [[spoiler:GLaDOS]] [[spoiler:[=GLaDOS=]]] asks to be put in one of Chell's boots during the fall, in order to survive the landing, and advises Chell to try to land on the other foot.
7th Nov '16 2:43:18 PM StrikingViking
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* Ironically used in ''Film/StarWarsEpisodeIIIRevengeOfTheSith'', where Obi-Wan is believed dead after falling from a cliff into deep water from about 600 feet: in response, the clones say [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat "he couldn't have survived that fall"]], despite knowing full-well that Jedi are capable of falling safely from extreme heights -- and likewise knowing that Jedi carry compact SCUBA equipment (both of which Obi-Wan in fact uses to escape).

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* Ironically used in ''Film/StarWarsEpisodeIIIRevengeOfTheSith'', where Obi-Wan is believed dead after falling from a cliff into deep water from only about 600 feet: 60 feet-- which is not even enough to kill a normal person: in response, the clones Clone-troopers say [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat "he couldn't have survived that fall"]], despite knowing full-well that Jedi are capable of falling safely from extreme heights -- and likewise knowing that Jedi carry compact SCUBA equipment (both of which Obi-Wan in fact uses to escape).
6th Oct '16 7:25:22 AM erforce
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** Earlier in On Stranger Tides, Jack jumps from an exploding lighthouse into the sea. He's perfectly alright, though doesn't seem to have enjoyed the experience.

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** Earlier in On ''On Stranger Tides, Tides'', Jack jumps from an exploding lighthouse into the sea. He's perfectly alright, though doesn't seem to have enjoyed the experience.
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