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31st Dec '17 11:15:46 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''GuardiansOfTheFlame'' series, dwarves are noticeably denser than humans, with the result that they sink like a stone in water. This leads to a panic-inducing incident in one book when the dwarven member of the cast is tossed off a ship in the middle of a battle, with no one available to rescue him. Fortunately the ship is anchored, and he manages to get to the anchor chain and climb up it before drowning.

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* In the ''GuardiansOfTheFlame'' ''Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame'' series, dwarves are noticeably denser than humans, with the result that they sink like a stone in water. This leads to a panic-inducing incident in one book when the dwarven member of the cast is tossed off a ship in the middle of a battle, with no one available to rescue him. Fortunately the ship is anchored, and he manages to get to the anchor chain and climb up it before drowning.
7th Dec '17 6:13:10 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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[[caption-width-right:284:[[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]], [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Altaïr]] give a whole new meaning to the [[{{Pun}} Dead Man's Float]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:284:[[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]], [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} [[Franchise/{{Halo}} Master Chief]] and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Altaïr]] give a whole new meaning to the [[{{Pun}} Dead Man's Float]].]]
9th Nov '17 2:09:33 PM Dere
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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' this is played straight with Sonic then subverted. Handwaved by Sonic as him having taken swimming lessons.

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* In ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' this is played straight with ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', Sonic then subverted. Handwaved by plays this trope straight. Towards the end of the comic's run, though, Sonic as him having taken is shown to have overcome this weakness by taking swimming lessons.lessons off-panel.
9th Nov '17 2:05:34 PM Dere
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** In the first episode, Sonic falls into a swimming pool and after trying to get out for several seconds, seems to give up and sit placidly on the pool floor, waiting to drown.
** Even better, in the ''Sonic X'' episode "Sonic vs Knuckles", Sonic gets knocked into water by Knuckles. He instantly has a panic attack, splashing wildly and yelling. It takes him a few seconds to realise he's barely ankle deep, with Knuckles looking on at him with a wry smile.

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** In the first episode, Sonic falls into a swimming pool and after trying tried to get out for several seconds, seems seconds to give up and sit placidly on the pool floor, waiting to drown.
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** Even better, in the ''Sonic X'' episode "Sonic vs Knuckles", Sonic gets knocked into water by Knuckles. He instantly has a panic attack, splashing wildly and yelling. It takes him a few seconds to realise he's barely ankle deep, with Knuckles looking on at him with a wry smile.an annoyed look.
28th Oct '17 6:51:51 AM JPL
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** Additionally, in the battle of Passhendale (WWI), the ground was so soggy due to heavy rains that many soldiers literally drowned in soft mud (and in rain-filled shell craters, which provided unexpected large pockets of water, virtually undetectable underneath the overall coverage of ankle-deep sludge).
28th Oct '17 6:38:25 AM JPL
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** And in Normandy, field marshal Rommel's plan to secure the area against an invasion included deliberately flooding vast parts of the hinterland as a defense against airborne troops. For paratroopers, who have to carry all their equipment themselves and would often get entangled in their parachutes when landing, those artificial marshes were formidable deathtraps - and in fact a large number of them drowned.
22nd Oct '17 9:36:43 PM Saber15
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* In ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', Kai is too dense to swim as a result of the decarbonization process that made him an immortal undead assassin. In Season 3 which alternates between a [[SingleBiomePlanet water world and desert world]], falling into the ocean wouldn't destroy him, but he'd be stuck a hundred kilometers underwater til the end of time.
25th Sep '17 10:48:29 AM DispensableCarton
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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'': Gwizdo. As a pilot among the flying islands, he doesn't remember about this skill until it suddenly becomes a matter of life and death. And even after, he prefers to not caring about it, while his lifestyle of traveller gives a lot of chances to improve the situation with Lian-Chu's support.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'': Gwizdo. As a pilot among the flying islands, he doesn't remember about this skill until it suddenly becomes a matter of life and death. And even after, he prefers to not caring care about it, while his lifestyle of traveller gives a lot of chances to improve the situation with Lian-Chu's support.
25th Sep '17 2:15:08 AM DispensableCarton
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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'': Gwizdo. As a pilot among the flying islands, he doesn't remember about this skill until it suddenly becomes a matter of life and death. And even after, he prefers to not caring about it, while his lifestyle of traveller gives a lot of chances to improve the situation with Lian-Chu's advice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'': Gwizdo. As a pilot among the flying islands, he doesn't remember about this skill until it suddenly becomes a matter of life and death. And even after, he prefers to not caring about it, while his lifestyle of traveller gives a lot of chances to improve the situation with Lian-Chu's advice.support.
25th Sep '17 2:11:48 AM DispensableCarton
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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'': Gwizdo. As a pilot among the flying islands, he doesn't remember about this skill until it suddenly becomes a matter of life and death. And even after, he prefers to not caring about it, while his lifestyle of traveller gives a lot of chances to improve the situation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'': Gwizdo. As a pilot among the flying islands, he doesn't remember about this skill until it suddenly becomes a matter of life and death. And even after, he prefers to not caring about it, while his lifestyle of traveller gives a lot of chances to improve the situation.situation with Lian-Chu's advice.
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