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15th Jan '18 8:24:25 AM Linda58
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** In ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'', he jumps off a building into water and survives. Never mind that he gets ''shot'' while in mid-jump. However, it could be one of the reasons it took him so long to move after hitting, the wound and avoiding surfacing to be spotted also viable arguments. Meaning that he was even able to take a deep breath of air before impact! Even James Bond would be amazed.

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** In ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum'', he jumps off a building into water and survives. Never mind that he gets ''shot'' (maybe, we never learn if he was hit) while in mid-jump. However, it could be one of the reasons it took him so long to move after hitting, the wound and avoiding surfacing to be spotted also viable arguments. Meaning that he was even able to take a deep breath of air before impact! Even James Bond would be amazed.



** And in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''; the opening sequence features Bond being shot twice and knocked off a speeding train as it crosses a bridge, falling at least 100ft into water. They don't even bother to handwave how he survives.

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** And in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''; the opening sequence features Bond being shot twice and knocked off a speeding train as it crosses a bridge, falling at least 100ft into water. They don't even bother to handwave how he survives. Though he does mention later that he broke four ribs and damaged "some of the less vital organs."



** Gandalf and the Balrog fall for a particularly long time, but are saved simply by landing in an underground lake. But then again, one is an angel and the other is a semi-legendary monster from the First Age. In both the book and the movie, when Gandalf had been trapped on top of Orthanc, he did not escape by falling 500 feet onto land. In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', another Balrog "fell to ruin in the abyss" by slipping from a mountain passage. In this movie, Gandalf and Balrog fell ''miles'' to the water, but still were none the worse for wear when they hit bottom. Likewise, in ''The Hobbit'' the narrative stated that Gandalf's possible jump from a ''fir tree'' "would have been the end of him." Likewise, Tolkien wrote in his editor's notes that "Gandalf needed to survive the fall, so he only fell into a sort of moat located a short fall from the bridge." So it was SoftWater that saved Gandalf, not a BodyOfIron.

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** Gandalf and the Balrog fall for a particularly long time, but are saved simply by landing in an underground lake. But then again, one is an angel and the other is a semi-legendary monster from the First Age. In both the book and the movie, when Gandalf had been trapped on top of Orthanc, he did not escape by falling 500 feet onto land. In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', another Balrog "fell to ruin in the abyss" by slipping from a mountain passage. In this movie, Gandalf and Balrog fell ''miles'' to the water, but still were none the worse for wear when they hit bottom. Likewise, in ''The Hobbit'' the narrative stated that Gandalf's possible jump from a ''fir tree'' "would have been the end of him." Likewise, Tolkien wrote in his editor's notes that "Gandalf needed to survive the fall, so he only fell into a sort of moat located a short fall from the bridge." So it was SoftWater that saved Gandalf, not a BodyOfIron.being MadeOfIron.
6th Jan '18 12:03:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Averted with Gwen Stacy's death in ''{{Spider-Man}}''; when she's thrown off a bridge, Spider-Man knows he has to catch her, otherwise she will die when she hits the water. He manages to catch her with his webbing, but [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the sudden stop breaks her neck]].

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* Averted with Gwen Stacy's death in ''{{Spider-Man}}''; ''Franchise/SpiderMan''; when she's thrown off a bridge, Spider-Man knows he has to catch her, otherwise she will die when she hits the water. He manages to catch her with his webbing, but [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the sudden stop breaks her neck]].
28th Dec '17 6:55:43 PM erforce
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** In the novelization, the clone commander insists that Obi-Wan isn't dead until they find the body. They send probes to make sure, but Obi-Wan tricks a nearby predator into eating them.

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** In the novelization, [[Literature/RevengeOfTheSith novelization]], the clone commander insists that Obi-Wan isn't dead until they find the body. They send probes to make sure, but Obi-Wan tricks a nearby predator into eating them.



* ''Film/XMen'':

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8th Dec '17 6:48:23 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Inverted in early versions of ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Hitting the ground to hard will cause parts to explode, but doing so slows down the rest of the ship, which could allow the at least part of it to survive. Hitting water doesn't show down the ship nearly as much, resulting in it completely self destructing as each part enters the water. Averted as of the 1.0 update, which introduced more realistic water physics.

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* Inverted in early versions of ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Hitting the ground to too hard will cause parts to explode, but doing so slows down the rest of the ship, which could allow the at least part of it to survive. Hitting water doesn't show down the ship nearly as much, resulting in it completely self destructing as each part enters the water. Averted as of the 1.0 update, which introduced more realistic water physics.
8th Dec '17 6:36:22 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Inverted in early versions of ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Hitting the ground to hard will cause parts to explode, but doing so slows down there rest of the ship, which could allow the rest of the ship to survive. Hitting water doesn't show down the ship nearly as much, resulting in it completely self destructing. Averted as of the 1.0 update, which introduced more realistic water physics.

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* Inverted in early versions of ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Hitting the ground to hard will cause parts to explode, but doing so slows down there the rest of the ship, which could allow the rest at least part of the ship it to survive. Hitting water doesn't show down the ship nearly as much, resulting in it completely self destructing.destructing as each part enters the water. Averted as of the 1.0 update, which introduced more realistic water physics.
8th Dec '17 6:34:20 PM HiddenWindshield
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Hitting water too quickly will totally destroy your vehicle. Hitting the ground will result in deceleration as parts explode (becoming something of a "crumple zone") and you may be left with half a spaceship to recover. Water outright deletes parts that hit it too hard, resulting in no cushioning and the complete destruction of the spacecraft.

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* Inverted in early versions of ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram''. Hitting water too quickly will totally destroy your vehicle. Hitting the ground to hard will result in deceleration as cause parts explode (becoming something to explode, but doing so slows down there rest of a "crumple zone") and you may be left with half a spaceship the ship, which could allow the rest of the ship to recover. Water outright deletes parts that hit it too hard, survive. Hitting water doesn't show down the ship nearly as much, resulting in no cushioning and the complete destruction it completely self destructing. Averted as of the spacecraft.1.0 update, which introduced more realistic water physics.
8th Dec '17 5:39:34 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 3'' has a truly absurd example [[UpToEleven even by this Tropes standards]]. Alph, one of the playable captains in game, gets ejected out of his ship in ''the Pikmin planets low orbit, falls all the way to said planet below, but is only slightly dazed from it because he lands in a pool of water.'' Granted, his fellow captains, Brittany and Charlie, also survive the fall by landing in piles of snow, so it's quite possible that Koppai's are just MadeOfIron in general. The fact that they're only a couple of centimeters tall and would have a very low teminal velocity probably helps too.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 3'' has a truly absurd example [[UpToEleven even by this Tropes Trope's standards]]. Alph, one of the playable captains in game, gets ejected out of his ship in ''the the Pikmin planets planet's low orbit, falls all the way to said planet below, but is only slightly dazed from it because he lands in a pool of water.'' water. Granted, his fellow captains, Brittany and Charlie, also survive the fall by landing in piles of snow, so it's quite possible that Koppai's Koppais are just MadeOfIron {{made of iron}} in general. The fact that they're only a couple of centimeters tall and would have a very low teminal terminal velocity probably helps too.
26th Nov '17 11:46:26 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', even if you build a tower to the top of the world, and jump into a hole at the bottom of the world, if there is water that is at least four blocks high in it -- you'll survive. As of Minecraft 1.8, the depth requirement has been removed; even 5 inches of water will negate all fall damage.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'': In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', the early versions of the game, even if you build a tower to the top of the world, game world and jump into a hole at the bottom of the game world, if there is water that is at least four blocks high in it the hole -- you'll survive. As of Minecraft In ''Minecraft'' 1.8, the depth requirement has been was removed; even 5 inches the minimum possible amount of flowing water will negate all fall damage.
26th Nov '17 11:44:15 PM Theriocephalus
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** ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' does the same thing as ''Minecraft'', except it's even more ridiculous when you're using the Water Walking Boots/Potion and stop dead the second you land on the water, unharmed with not even a ripple.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' does the same thing as ''Minecraft'', * ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': Landing in water negates all falling damage, except it's even more ridiculous when you're using the Water Walking Boots/Potion and stop dead the second you land on the water, unharmed with not even a ripple.
17th Nov '17 9:23:42 AM lillolillo
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** Well, [[AWizardDidIt it makes as much sense as being able to transmorgify concrete into water in the first place.]]
* ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]''

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** Well, [[AWizardDidIt it makes as much sense as being able to transmorgify concrete into water in the first place.]]
* ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]''''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse''


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* Justified in ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl vol. 2]]'' issue #20. Villain Parasite seals ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} in a flying metal coffin. Supergirl manages to rip it open, but she finds herself being one mile high and being unable to fly. So she glides downwards with her cloak, knowing her indestructible costume will take the brunt of her impact in the lake.
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