History Main / StaircaseTumble

9th Jan '18 3:14:03 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VanVonHunter'': a technoleech shows Asimov, a humanoid robot that can climb stairs, to the evil prince. The prince, offended, climbs the stair after yelling "I can do that!" but trips near the top and tumbles down the stairs, disproving himself once again.

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* ''VanVonHunter'': ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'': a technoleech shows Asimov, a humanoid robot that can climb stairs, to the evil prince. The prince, offended, climbs the stair after yelling "I can do that!" but trips near the top and tumbles down the stairs, disproving himself once again.
2nd Jan '18 5:56:44 PM nombretomado
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* Used in several Creator/AgathaChristie books. Discussed by HerculePoirot as a typical way of murdering rich, elderly relatives.

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* Used in several Creator/AgathaChristie books. Discussed by HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot as a typical way of murdering rich, elderly relatives.
16th Oct '17 5:45:58 PM ANTMuddle
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** In the intro for "Sisterhooves Social," this is what befalls Rarity as she forgets to remove her SleepMask when the smell of smoke awakens her.
7th Oct '17 10:40:12 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/GirlVsMonster'': [[AlphaBitch Myra]] attempts to imitate a gymnastics stunt Skyler had pulled earlier and falls down some stairs and breaks her neck, putting her in a neckbrace. [[BigBad Deimata]] possesses Myra's body, which heals her, but when she exits, Myra is left disoriented and Deimata cruelly blows in her face, causing her to fall down some stairs again. Then, Deimata's partners scare her and she falls down another flight. This time, she's not seriously hurt.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': while interrogating CorruptCorporateExecutive Linwood, Angel ties him to a chair and drags him up the stairs, then lets him go.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': while While interrogating CorruptCorporateExecutive Linwood, Angel ties him to a chair and drags him up the stairs, then lets him go.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode ''Uncle Simon'' contains a fatal staircase push. [[spoiler:Repeating it on a robot only triggers AnAesop.]]
** In the episode "Living Doll" [[spoiler:the Step-dad trips over the Talky Tina doll while going down the stairs and dies. We are left to assume the doll killed him.]]

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode ''Uncle Simon'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
** "Uncle Simon"
contains a fatal staircase push. [[spoiler:Repeating it on a robot only triggers AnAesop.]]
** In the episode "Living Doll" Doll", [[spoiler:the Step-dad trips over the Talky Tina doll while going down the stairs and dies. We are left to assume the doll killed him.]]
14th Sep '17 1:32:53 AM Medinoc
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* In what could be the most evil and mean-spirited example of this trope, in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Mr. Sinister introduces the ''[[CantUseStairs wheelchair-bound]]'' Professor Xavier to "his one enemy... stairs". The image of this quickly became [[MemeticMutation meme-worthy]].

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* In what could be the most evil and mean-spirited example of this trope, in ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Mr. Sinister introduces the ''[[CantUseStairs wheelchair-bound]]'' Professor Xavier to "his "the one enemy...true enemy of the great Charles Xavier... stairs". The image of this quickly became [[MemeticMutation meme-worthy]].
10th Sep '17 1:22:17 PM ultimomant
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* One time, Wrestling/DaffneyUnger knocked Wrestling/TaylorWilde unconscious and prepared to throw her down a flight of stairs. At the last second, the backstage interviewer Lauren Brooke [[GrievousBottleyHarm broke a drinking glass]] and threatened Daffney with it, forcing her to back down.
3rd Sep '17 9:37:43 PM Daedalis
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* The second arc of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' has a fight in Thaddeus Luken's house where Bronson kicks Gus down a flight of stairs, snapping his neck.
27th Aug '17 11:40:59 AM TonyG
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** In ''Porky Pig's Feat'', Daffy Duck sends the hotel manager tumbling down the stairs (all the way to the bottom floor!) by yanking away the rug he was standing on.

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** In ''Porky Pig's Feat'', ''WesternAnimation/PorkyPigsFeat'', Daffy Duck sends the hotel manager tumbling down the stairs (all the way to the bottom floor!) by yanking away the rug he was standing on.
26th Aug '17 2:02:56 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "space program", one of the tracks in Strong Bad's sound effects CD (which the Cheat uses to simulate the weapons when they play spaceman) is "Body Falling Down Stairs".

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
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In the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "space program", one of the tracks in Strong Bad's sound effects CD (which the Cheat uses to simulate the weapons when they play spaceman) is "Body Falling Down Stairs".Stairs".
** In "Homestar Presents: Presents", Homestar rushes out his bedroom in a rush to get his Decemberween shopping done [[RidiculousProcrastinator at 10 PM on Decemberween night]]. There's an OffScreenCrash, followed by Homestar dryly saying "Oh crap, I fell down the stairs."
23rd Aug '17 2:45:48 AM PaulA
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* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'': Thomas describes how he killed the Elemental Master who trapped him in a cat's body by tripping her at the top of a steep marble staircase.

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* ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'': ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'': Thomas describes how he killed the Elemental Master who trapped him in a cat's body by tripping her at the top of a steep marble staircase.
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