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29th Jul '16 9:38:54 AM supergod
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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 ''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 latter ''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 ''UltimaUnderworld'' ''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 latter 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.
25th Jul '16 3:27:28 PM baku_destructor
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** It should also be pointed out that Fredrick's fatal drowning occurred just immediately AFTER a hard battle with Turks and he was so severely dehydrated that he was scrambing the area around for water. In fact when he did drown, he was recklessly paddling into the water without even observing it depth first. Some accounts even describe him as going deeper and deeper into the water while attempting to kneel to get some with his hands to drink until he unknowingly went to deep that he simply fell in. Even accounts of death in a relatively shallow parts of the river admit the king's frenzied state, worn physical body, and accidental tripping in the drowning. So its not the water itself alone that killed him but an exhausted state of mind and body was the main catalyst.

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** It should also be pointed out that Fredrick's fatal drowning occurred just immediately AFTER a hard battle with Turks and he was so severely dehydrated that he was scrambing the area around for water. In fact when he did drown, he was recklessly paddling into the water without even observing it depth first. Some accounts even describe him as going deeper and deeper into the water while attempting to kneel to get some with his hands to drink until he unknowingly went to so deep that he simply fell in. Even accounts of death in a relatively shallow parts of the river admit the king's frenzied state, worn physical body, and accidental tripping in the drowning. So its not the water itself alone that killed him but an exhausted state of mind and body was the main catalyst.
2nd Jul '16 12:13:04 AM Euodiachloris
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* The Bolton Strid in Yorkshire, England, part of the River Wharfe and not [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire part of any family]] [[Series/GameOfThrones of murdering Trolls]]. It may look like a gentle brook, but it holds the amount of water one would expect from an enormous, raging river being squeezed like a tube of toothpaste by the local geology. How? The river's ''really'' deep, for all it's not that wide, making the flow ''really'' intense below the calm-looking surface. The result? It has an unusually high lethality rate. Yes, that means falling in is a very, ''very'' bad idea. You'll be lucky if your body even shows up downstream.

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* The [[http://www.yorkshire-dales.com/strid.html Bolton Strid Strid]] in Yorkshire, England, part of the River Wharfe and not [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire part of any family]] [[Series/GameOfThrones of murdering Trolls]]. It may look like a gentle brook, but it holds the amount of water one would expect from an enormous, raging river being squeezed like a tube of toothpaste by the local geology. How? The river's ''really'' deep, for all it's not that wide, making the flow ''really'' intense below the calm-looking surface. The result? It has an unusually high lethality rate. rate... as in, 100% deadly. Yes, that means falling in is a very, ''very'' bad idea.idea, forget deliberately going for a dip. You'll be lucky if your body even shows up downstream.
23rd Jun '16 12:44:12 PM Metallix
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* Parodied in [[KlayWorld "Glass of Water"]], where a bunch of klaymen drown in a tiny puddle produced by a glass of water by sticking their faces in the puddle. And then several more are drowned by the towel used to clean up the puddle.

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* ''WebAnimation/KlayWorld'':
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Parodied in [[KlayWorld "Glass of Water"]], Water", where a bunch of klaymen drown in a tiny puddle produced by a glass of water by sticking their faces in the puddle. And then several more are drowned by the towel used to clean up the puddle.puddle.
** In "Swimming Pool", one of the Klay Men decides to jump off a diving board into the swimming pool. However, being made of clay, he immediately sinks and drowns. It doesn't help that the [[{{Jerkass}} lifeguard does absolutely nothing to help him]].
22nd Jun '16 10:41:21 AM Metallix
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** A debatable example would be Ash Ketchum himself. Ash has been known to find himself in a watery situation more than once. Despite having impassive lung capacity for a ten-year-old, he tends to be extremely reckless when swimming, [[TooDumbToLive often diving deeper than he should, or coming into some other form of trouble]]. A good amount of the time, he needs to be rescued after losing consciousness.
13th May '16 11:22:39 AM Pichu-kun
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* Episode 3 of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' The newest member of the ream, Ryugazaki Rei, reveals that he can't actually swim. He chooses to reveal this by belly-flopping into the pool and nearly drowning so Nagisa and Haruka have to rescue him.

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* Episode In episode 3 of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' The the newest member of the ream, team, Ryugazaki Rei, reveals that he can't actually swim. He chooses to reveal this by belly-flopping into the pool and nearly drowning so Nagisa and Haruka have to rescue him. Rei eventually learns how to swim.



** Misty's Psyduck doesn't know how to swim despite being a Water type. A few attempts have been made, but it ends in failure every time. He seems happier with an inner tube, though.
** Even more fail on Psyduck's part given that real ducks ''naturally float''.
** ...you'd think that maybe not it's so bad if you consider that a Psyduck, despite the name, is probably more of a platypus than a duck (no wings, doesn't learn a single "bird-related" move, can interbreed with mammals and assorted aquatic creatures rather than birds.) The problem is that platypi ''also'' naturally float, anyway, to the point of requiring constant swimming to stay submerged. Otherwise, they just bob right back up to the surface. This means Misty's Psyduck has even ''fewer'' excuses for its incompetence in the water than before.

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** Misty's Psyduck doesn't know how to swim despite being a Water type. A few attempts have been made, but it ends in failure every time. He seems happier with an inner tube, though.
** Even more fail on Psyduck's part given that real ducks ''naturally float''.
** ...you'd
though. You'd think that maybe not it's so bad if you consider that a Psyduck, despite the name, is probably more of a platypus than a duck (no wings, doesn't learn a single "bird-related" move, can interbreed with mammals and assorted aquatic creatures rather than birds.) The problem is that platypi ''also'' naturally float, ''naturally float'', anyway, to the point of requiring constant swimming to stay submerged. Otherwise, they just bob right back up to the surface. This means Misty's Psyduck has even ''fewer'' excuses for its incompetence in the water than before.



** ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' did this in reverse. This was mostly because the early comics was done with RuleOfFunny in full effect and a lot of the game canon wasn't put in until later on.

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** * ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' did this in reverse. This was mostly because the early comics was done with RuleOfFunny in full effect and a lot of the game canon wasn't put in until later on.


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* Leafie from ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' was a caged hen for most of her life, so she can't swim. This is noted several times by other characters. This causes problems as her son [[InterspeciesAdoption is a duck]], who has a natural affinity for water. Leafie nearly drowned trying to "save" Greenie when he was a baby. The other duckings mock Greenie for having a mother who can't swim.
22nd Apr '16 5:13:08 AM MajinAkuma
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** Fishmen, Mermain and Mermaids who ate Devil Fruits won't be able to move when they are in the sea, but they won't drown. There are special bubbles that allow you to move in water as long you are inside the bubbles. Known Fishmen with Devil Fruit abilities are Van der Decken IX. and [[spoiler:Captain Jack, one of Kaido's top 3 subordinates]].
5th Apr '16 5:42:06 PM anza_sb
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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': This is one of [[spoiler:Koro-sensei]]'s greatest weakness. [[spoiler:His body will bloat and become immovable when he's underwater due to his highly absorbant body. Ironic, for a creature that looks like and often compared to an octopus.]]

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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': This is one of [[spoiler:Koro-sensei]]'s greatest weakness. [[spoiler:His body will bloat and become immovable when he's underwater due to his being highly absorbant body.absorbent. Ironic, for a creature that looks like and often compared to an octopus.]]
5th Apr '16 12:51:18 AM anza_sb
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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': This is one of Koro-sensei's greatest weakness. His body will bloat and become immovable when he's underwater due to his highly absorbant body. Ironic, for a creature that looks like and often compared to an octopus.

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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': This is one of Koro-sensei's [[spoiler:Koro-sensei]]'s greatest weakness. His [[spoiler:His body will bloat and become immovable when he's underwater due to his highly absorbant body. Ironic, for a creature that looks like and often compared to an octopus.]]
5th Apr '16 12:50:12 AM anza_sb
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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': This is one of [[spoiler:Koro-sensei]]'s greatest weakness. [[spoiler:His body will bloat and become immovable when he's underwater due to his highly absorbant body. Ironic, for a creature that looks like and often compared to an octopus.]]

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* ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'': This is one of [[spoiler:Koro-sensei]]'s Koro-sensei's greatest weakness. [[spoiler:His His body will bloat and become immovable when he's underwater due to his highly absorbant body. Ironic, for a creature that looks like and often compared to an octopus.]]
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