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8th Jun '17 2:05:50 AM Az_Tech341
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A version of ColossusClimb controlled by the RuleOfCool. A character somehow jumps and runs along a rain of falling debris or projectiles -- none of which are actually attached to anything -- not only to dodge but to ''gain altitude'', sometimes to reach the area firing the things in the first place. A very good way to not only show off a character's agility but also their speed.

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A version of ColossusClimb controlled by the RuleOfCool. A character somehow jumps and runs along a rain of falling debris or projectiles -- none of which are actually attached to anything -- not only to dodge but to ''gain altitude'', sometimes to reach the area firing the things in the first place. A very good way to not only show off both a character's agility but also and their speed.



Technically due to Newton's Third Law of Motion this isn't actually impossible, it just requires that the rocks have enough mass to be worth pushing against, and that the character [[SuperSpeed can run and jump faster than they are falling]]. It all becomes much more plausible if their destination is in freefall along with them.

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Technically Technically, due to Newton's Third Law of Motion Motion, this isn't actually impossible, it just requires that the rocks have enough mass to be worth pushing against, and that the character [[SuperSpeed can run and jump faster than they are falling]]. It all becomes much more plausible if their destination is in freefall along with them.
27th May '17 3:39:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''ViewtifulJoe'': Justified in episode 23 -- he used ''Slow''. What made it impressive was that he punched the ground to make the rocks fly up in the first place.

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* ''ViewtifulJoe'': ''Anime/ViewtifulJoe'': Justified in episode 23 -- he used ''Slow''. What made it impressive was that he punched the ground to make the rocks fly up in the first place.
4th May '17 5:48:40 AM nombretomado
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** Pulled of ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome epically]]'' in the third season premiere of ''TransformersAnimated'' where [[spoiler:Blurr uses craters, asteroid, planetary rings, and Thundercracker's ''face'' to run from some unknown planet ''to Cybertron'']].
** [[TransformersFilmSeries Starscream]] pulls off a variant. Using ''F-22s''.

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** Pulled of ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome epically]]'' in the third season premiere of ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' where [[spoiler:Blurr uses craters, asteroid, planetary rings, and Thundercracker's ''face'' to run from some unknown planet ''to Cybertron'']].
** [[TransformersFilmSeries [[Film/TransformersFilmSeries Starscream]] pulls off a variant. Using ''F-22s''.
12th Dec '16 8:52:05 PM Angeldeb82
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** When Guy didn't get enough distance with a jump, he [[spoiler:[[SummonMagic summoned]] Ningame for the first time in years (both in and out of story) ''in midair'']] to give him something to get extra air off of.

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** When Guy didn't get enough distance with a jump, he [[spoiler:[[SummonMagic summoned]] [[spoiler:{{summon|Magic}}ed Ningame for the first time in years (both in and out of story) ''in midair'']] to give him something to get extra air off of.



* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', during the duel of Sora vs. Kurosaki, [[spoiler:the former of the two]] does this to avoid being crushed by a collapsing building, which, judging by some of the in-universe audience's reactions, demonstrates an agility and physical ability that's huge even by Action-Duel standards. This also serves as one of many moments that show that [[spoiler:[[LetsGetDangerous Sora really isn't]] [[SanitySlippage playing casually anymore]].]]

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', during the duel of Sora vs. Kurosaki, [[spoiler:the former of the two]] does this to avoid being crushed by a collapsing building, which, judging by some of the in-universe audience's reactions, demonstrates an agility and physical ability that's huge even by Action-Duel standards. This also serves as one of many moments that show that [[spoiler:[[LetsGetDangerous Sora really isn't]] [[SanitySlippage playing casually anymore]].]]anymore]]]].



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* In the Archie continuity of [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]], the Hedgehog hero once pulled it off using sand he got out of his shoes to go from falling off a cliff to running to safety.

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* In the Archie continuity of [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog]], ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog, the Hedgehog hero once pulled it off using sand he got out of his shoes to go from falling off a cliff to running to safety.



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* Dante from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' has done this a few times in [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscenes]], and can actually do it in-game.

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* Dante from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' has done this a few times in [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscenes]], {{cutscene|PowerToTheMax}}s, and can actually do it in-game.



* The Creator/{{Infocom}} [[InteractiveFiction text adventure]] ''VideoGame/{{Spellbreaker}}'' has this as a puzzle solution ... though it makes a little more sense jumping up rocks when you've ''[[TimeStandsStill stopped time in the middle of the rock collapse]].''

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* The Creator/{{Infocom}} [[InteractiveFiction text adventure]] ''VideoGame/{{Spellbreaker}}'' ''[[VideoGame/{{Enchanter}} Spellbreaker]]'' has this as a puzzle solution ... though it makes a little more sense jumping up rocks when you've ''[[TimeStandsStill stopped time in the middle of the rock collapse]].''



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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Tex. Wash. The Meta. Falling and cracking ice shelf. It is ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]''. It takes a whole minute of it to stop their ongoing gunfight.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': Tex. Wash. The Meta. Falling and cracking ice shelf. It is ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]]''. It takes a whole minute of it to stop their ongoing gunfight.



** Pulled of ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome epically]]'' in the third season premiere of ''TransformersAnimated'' where [[spoiler:Blurr uses craters, asteroid, planetary rings, and Thundercracker's ''face'' to run from some unknown planet ''to Cybertron'']].

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** Pulled of ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome epically]]'' in the third season premiere of ''TransformersAnimated'' where [[spoiler:Blurr uses craters, asteroid, planetary rings, and Thundercracker's ''face'' to run from some unknown planet ''to Cybertron'']].
11th Nov '16 10:03:00 AM Blazer
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* In ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'', Buck does this with his Claydol levitating rocks to get around Heatran and to replace the Magma Stone that was removed by Team Galactic.
7th May '16 12:12:45 AM nombretomado
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* Agent Six's EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first episode of ''GeneratorRex'' is jumping out of a low-flying plane with a pair of katanas, toward falling debris that is about to land on a handful of squishy civilians. He proceeds to jump from piece to piece, slicing them apart as he goes, before landing on his feet while the rubble lands harmlessly around the civilians, and telling the faltering main character to get a move on. And he only gets more badass from there.

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* Agent Six's EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first episode of ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' is jumping out of a low-flying plane with a pair of katanas, toward falling debris that is about to land on a handful of squishy civilians. He proceeds to jump from piece to piece, slicing them apart as he goes, before landing on his feet while the rubble lands harmlessly around the civilians, and telling the faltering main character to get a move on. And he only gets more badass from there.
1st May '16 4:27:26 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', Aiko does this on a wave of ''missiles'' to get to B-ko.

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* In ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', Aiko does this on a wave of ''missiles'' ''[[HighSpeedMissileDodge missiles]]'' to get to B-ko.
22nd Jan '16 6:39:51 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'', Wario is capable of doing this by pulling his bike out of {{Hammerspace}} when in midair then immediately jumping out of it, which still allows him access to his DoubleJump. Doing this actually boosts him higher than his regular recovery move.

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* In ''SuperSmashBros Brawl'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', Wario is capable of doing this by pulling his bike out of {{Hammerspace}} when in midair then immediately jumping out of it, which still allows him access to his DoubleJump. Doing this actually boosts him higher than his regular recovery move.
12th Jan '16 4:25:39 PM eroock
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1st Jan '16 5:04:56 PM nombretomado
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* The last episode of ''{{Slayers}} Next'' has Gourry doing this. What's more remarkable is that by doing this he beats people who are simply flying their way out. The PowerOfLove is strong, indeed.

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* The last episode of ''{{Slayers}} ''Anime/{{Slayers}} Next'' has Gourry doing this. What's more remarkable is that by doing this he beats people who are simply flying their way out. The PowerOfLove is strong, indeed.
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