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27th Feb '17 6:10:57 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* One of the SweetValleyTwins books featured this happening to a girl who had abandonment issues and had been left alone for the weekend while her father was away on business and [[WickedStepmother his girlfriend flaked out on watching her to spend the weekend pampering herself]]. PlayedForDrama full stop as this nearly kills her and her father is horrified to discover how his girlfriend has been treating his daughter.
25th Feb '17 2:25:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk'' third episode has successive tumbles on the same slippery staircase by various party members (eventually, all of them).

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* ''Franchise/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk'' ''AudioPlay/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk'' third episode has successive tumbles on the same slippery staircase by various party members (eventually, all of them).
9th Jan '17 4:30:03 PM ultimomant
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* [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/13/hr-giger-dies-alien-artist H.R. Giger]].

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* Creator/HRGiger [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/13/hr-giger-dies-alien-artist H.R. Giger]].was killed this way]].


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* UsefulNotes/GeraldFord once fell down the stairs of Air Force One, though he was not hurt and immediately got up to shake hands with dignitaries before anyone could ask if he was okay. He would later claim it was because the stairs were wet from the rain. Although it only happened once, Ford became the butt of humor for a while and he was often depicted in media as clumsy.
14th Dec '16 10:49:59 PM Merciflor
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* In ''Manga/TheHeartOfThomas'', Juli Bauernfeind tumbles down a flight of stairs ''twice'':
** The first time, Juli saves another boy from falling instead. He stays indoors while healing so that the boy won't see his broken ankle and feel guilty.
** The second time, his friend Oskar claps him on the back a little too roughly, leading to a dramatic fall [[spoiler: and the discovery of [[DarkAndTroubledPast far more serious injuries.]]]]
5th Nov '16 6:52:28 AM F1Krazy
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* In ''Series/EastEnders'', this is how Laura Beale dies; she trips on a toy while rushing to answer the door and fatally tumbles down the stairs. Janine, with whom Laura had had a long-running feud, was arrested on suspicion of having pushed Laura, but was ultimately acquitted.
11th Oct '16 4:31:14 PM foxley
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* ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors'': After Kristen makes a SuperWindowJump out of her bedroom, she finds herself falling down the staircase in the Elm Street house.
6th Oct '16 2:37:33 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheUncanny'', Janet trips over one of the cats as she attempt to flee the house and tumbles down the stairs, where is mauled to death by the cats.
14th Sep '16 8:52:02 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In a ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' {{filler}} case, the OfficeLady Sanae Kouda tried to ask a rich man named Watanuki to not withdraw his economic support to the company she worked on, and he accidentally killed her like this when attempting to push her away from him when they were both standing on his house's stairs; as Sanae was shoe-less at the moment, she slipped up and broke her neck upon stumbling down and hitting the wall. Watanuki buried poor Sanae's body in a space in between a construction site and his backyard to try hiding his crime, but he didn't count on both the Detective Boys (who snuck in to play and saw odd things) nor on the girl's KnightTemplarBigBrother Masao (who became a thief, robbed a nearby bank ''and'' hid his loot in Watanuki's yard to force the police dig there and find his beloved little sister's corpse).

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* A common cause of injuries or death in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'';
** Subverted in the first OP. Ran is going down some old stairs - but the steps ''crumble'' underneath her feet, rather than causing her to trip. Conan [[TakeMyHand grabs her by the hand]] and saves her, however.
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In a ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' {{filler}} case, the OfficeLady Sanae Kouda tried to ask a rich man named Watanuki to not withdraw his economic support to the company she worked on, and he accidentally killed her like this when attempting to push her away from him when they were both standing on his house's stairs; as Sanae was shoe-less at the moment, she slipped up and broke her neck upon stumbling down and hitting the wall. Watanuki buried poor Sanae's body in a space in between a construction site and his backyard to try hiding his crime, but he didn't count on both the Detective Boys (who snuck in to play and saw odd things) nor on the girl's KnightTemplarBigBrother Masao (who became a thief, robbed a nearby bank ''and'' hid his loot in Watanuki's yard to force the police dig there and find his beloved little sister's corpse).



** Also, the death that kicked off the [[spoiler: "Dissonance of the Stradivarius"]] (non-filler) case was like this. [[spoiler: Years ago, a man named Danjirou Shutara was in a heated discussion with his older brother Chuuichirou over the titular Stradivarius when both were atop of the first's home's stairs. In the middle of the fight, Danjirou fell down the stairs and was seriously wounded. Chuuichirou not only let his own younger brother die of the injuries he sustained, but then he made the family cover it up -- to the extreme of ''also killing Danjirou's IllGirl wife Chinami'' [[HeKnowsTooMuch so she wouldn't spill it out]]. "Too bad" [[AssholeVictim he]] and [[BigScrewedUpFamily the others]] didn't count on Danjirou and Chinami's son [[SympatheticMurderer Kyousuke]] [[YouKilledMyfather coming back for revenge]]...]]
** Subverted in the first OP. Ran is going down some old stairs - but the steps ''crumble'' underneath her feet, rather than causing her to trip. Conan [[TakeMyHand grabs her by the hand]] and saves her, however.

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** Also, the The death that kicked off the [[spoiler: "Dissonance of the Stradivarius"]] (non-filler) case was like this. [[spoiler: Years ago, a man named Danjirou Shutara was in a heated discussion with his older brother Chuuichirou over the titular Stradivarius when both were atop of the first's home's stairs. In the middle of the fight, Danjirou fell down the stairs and was seriously wounded. Chuuichirou not only let his own younger brother die of the injuries he sustained, but then he made the family cover it up -- to the extreme of ''also killing Danjirou's IllGirl wife Chinami'' [[HeKnowsTooMuch so she wouldn't spill it out]]. "Too bad" [[AssholeVictim he]] and [[BigScrewedUpFamily the others]] didn't count on Danjirou and Chinami's son [[SympatheticMurderer Kyousuke]] [[YouKilledMyfather coming back for revenge]]...]]
** Subverted In the case where [[spoiler: Subaru Okiya]] appeared first, [[spoiler: a small building's landlord turns out to have been pushed down a flight of stairs by one of his tenants, after catching him in illegal businesses. And not only that, the tenant ''sets the building on fire'' and the landlord gets badly burned, plus his son almost asphyxiates in the first OP. Ran is going down some old stairs - but the steps ''crumble'' underneath her feet, rather than causing her to trip. fire. Fortunately, both survive and later Conan [[TakeMyHand grabs her by and the hand]] and saves her, however.Detective Kids (the son's classmates) help catch the arsonist.]]
31st Aug '16 8:00:59 PM Jacob175
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* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' pilot, Orihime died by falling down the stairs of her house. We even get to see her spirit [[PleaseWakeUp nudging her own lifeless body and asking "it" to stand up]]. ([[spoiler:It turns out it wasn't an accident: [[OffingTheOffspring her father's ghost]] pushed her down in an attempt [[PleaseDontLeaveme to keep her by his side forever]].]]) [[BackFromTheDead She gets better]], because the creator had to scrap the pilot and settle for a different version of events due to ExecutiveMeddling.)

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* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' pilot, Orihime died by falling down the stairs of her house. We even get to see her spirit [[PleaseWakeUp nudging her own lifeless body and asking "it" to stand up]]. ([[spoiler:It turns out it wasn't an accident: [[OffingTheOffspring her father's ghost]] pushed her down in an attempt [[PleaseDontLeaveme [[PleaseDontLeaveMe to keep her by his side forever]].]]) [[BackFromTheDead She gets better]], because the creator had to scrap the pilot and settle for a different version of events due to ExecutiveMeddling.)



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': In the manga, Shinji is washing the stairs [[note]]in Japan, students are tasked with the clean up of the school - and since this is Tokyo 3...[[/note]] when Toji starts demonstrating how to secretly perv on the girls, only to find himself staring up the skirt of the furious ClassRepresentative Hikari. He turns to flee from her wrath, only to knock [[ButtMonkey Shinji]] downstairs with him. Hikari then bundles Shinji off to get patched up [[{{tsundere}} while grilling him on Toji's feelings for her]].

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': In the manga, Shinji is washing the stairs [[note]]in Japan, students are tasked with the clean up of the school - and since this is Tokyo 3...[[/note]] when Toji starts demonstrating how to secretly perv on the girls, only to find himself staring up the skirt of the furious ClassRepresentative Hikari. He turns to flee from her wrath, only to knock [[ButtMonkey Shinji]] downstairs with him. Hikari then bundles Shinji off to get patched up [[{{tsundere}} [[{{Tsundere}} while grilling him on Toji's feelings for her]].



* The Disney version of ''AChristmasCarol'' plays it for laughs - with none other than ''Jacob Marley''! But could anyone expect less when the "actor" behind Marley is ''Goofy''? When he leaves after his JacobMarleyWarning, Scrooge warns him because of a loose step in the stairs a moment too late, and the ''ghost'' of Marley trips over, complete with a GoofyHoller.

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* The Disney version of ''AChristmasCarol'' ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' plays it for laughs - with none other than ''Jacob Marley''! But could anyone expect less when the "actor" behind Marley is ''Goofy''? When he leaves after his JacobMarleyWarning, Scrooge warns him because of a loose step in the stairs a moment too late, and the ''ghost'' of Marley trips over, complete with a GoofyHoller.goofy holler.



-->'''[[RiffTrax Bill Corbett]]:''' I NEVER FIGURED OUT STAIRS!!!!!

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-->'''[[RiffTrax -->'''[[WebOriginal/RiffTrax Bill Corbett]]:''' I NEVER FIGURED OUT STAIRS!!!!!



* PlayedForLaughs in WebVideo/KeyOfAwesome's parody of {{Kesha}}'s "Tic-Toc" music video. The actress who played Kesha commented several times that the staircase scene was the hardest one she has ever done for the KOA.

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* PlayedForLaughs in WebVideo/KeyOfAwesome's parody of {{Kesha}}'s Music/{{Kesha}}'s "Tic-Toc" music video. The actress who played Kesha commented several times that the staircase scene was the hardest one she has ever done for the KOA.



* ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'': When confronted by Corroder in Chapter 8, this is how Kyuu defeats him: dodging his attack, then kicking him down the staircase of the really big tower they're in.



* Towards the end of Season 1 of ''CodeLyoko'', Jeremie ends up chased by Jim, who's determined to find out what the gang's secret is. Jeremie's so distracted that he lands wrong on one of the stairs, tumbling the rest of the way down. When he lands, he's injured his ankle too badly to stand. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Jim is obviously distraught at this turn of events.]]

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* Towards the end of Season 1 of ''CodeLyoko'', ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Jeremie ends up chased by Jim, who's determined to find out what the gang's secret is. Jeremie's so distracted that he lands wrong on one of the stairs, tumbling the rest of the way down. When he lands, he's injured his ankle too badly to stand. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Jim is obviously distraught at this turn of events.]]
26th Aug '16 11:33:29 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': The murderer shoves Joe down a flight of stairs when he discovers the prisoner in the cellar in "The Crow Trap".
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