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23rd Feb '18 8:10:42 PM vexusdylandasecond
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** Robo won't short-out in water, he just can't swim.
22nd Feb '18 8:50:24 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Water doesn't put Fire Guy out, he just can't swim!
2nd Feb '18 8:48:21 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Some more recent games have decided that it ''is'' worth it, and thus attempt more realistic solutions, with varying degrees of effectiveness. ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', an early example, would deal damage to your health if you were underwater too long. However, armor protects against this damage -- meaning you can stay underwater longer if you wear full body armor. Earlier still, the ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'' or ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' games didn't let you go underwater--swimming was essentially the same as walking except you bobbed up and down more and couldn't use a weapon, but after some amount of time your health would start taking a battering. More recently, the ''Tomb Raider'' games and the later ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have {{Oxygen Meter}}s that would deplete as you swam, with running out causing lots of damage to be dealt, resulting in swift death. Other techniques have also been used to increase realism and decrease the prevalence of this trope.

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Some more recent games have decided that it ''is'' worth it, and thus attempt more realistic solutions, with varying degrees of effectiveness. ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}'', an early example, would deal damage to your health if you were underwater too long. However, armor protects against this damage -- meaning you can stay underwater longer if you wear full body armor. Earlier still, the ''VideoGame/UltimaUnderworld'' or ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' games didn't let you go underwater--swimming was essentially the same as walking except you bobbed up and down more and couldn't use a weapon, but after some amount of time your health would start taking a battering. More recently, the The ''Tomb Raider'' games and the later ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have {{Oxygen Meter}}s that would deplete as you swam, with running out causing lots of damage to be dealt, resulting in swift death. Other techniques have also been used to increase realism and decrease the prevalence of this trope.



* A line from Maui's IAmSong in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'':

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* A line from Maui's IAmSong in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'':''Disney/{{Moana}}'' suggests that he is this trope. Since he is a demi-god of the ''sea'' and he was stuck on an island for a thousand years, he's likely not joking.
31st Jan '18 6:31:25 AM N8han11
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** To be fair Maui is shown to be able to swim, quite well. Just not where he can swim around the Pacific Ocean region by himself without a boat.
31st Jan '18 5:40:27 AM AJSthe2nd
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** To be fair Maui is shown to be able to swim, quite well. Just not where he can swim around the Pacific Ocean region by himself without a boat.
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).
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