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2nd Dec '16 3:43:01 PM BattleMaster
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* Giraffes are one of the few non-primate mammals that have no ability to swim, thanks to their high center of gravity and extremely long legs. However this isn't much of a hindrance for them as their height means they have an easy time finding places shallow enough for them to walk across a river.
3rd Nov '16 9:30:34 PM Berrenta
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'''Important''': If your drowning skills come with an OxygenMeter, they're not Super. [[CaptainObvious Only Super Drowning Skills go on the Super Drowning Skills page.]]

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'''Important''': If your drowning skills come with an OxygenMeter, they're not Super. [[CaptainObvious Only Super Drowning Skills go on the Super Drowning Skills page.]]
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6th Oct '16 6:32:25 PM MurlocAggroB
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* In the ''Series/{{Quantum Leap}}'' episode The Wrong Stuff, the episode's antagonist falls into a water-filled ditch that can't be more than three or four feet deep, and Sam has to save him from drowning. This rescue naturally leads to the antagonist's change of heart, which resolves the episode's conflict.



* In the ''Series/{{Quantum Leap}}'' episode The Wrong Stuff, the episode's antagonist falls into a water-filled ditch that can't be more than three or four feet deep, and Sam has to save him from drowning. This rescue naturally leads to the antagonist's change of heart, which resolves the episode's conflict.

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* In the ''Series/{{Quantum Leap}}'' episode The Wrong Stuff, the episode's antagonist falls into a water-filled ditch that can't be more than three or four feet deep, and Sam has to save him from drowning. This rescue naturally leads to the antagonist's change of heart, which resolves the episode's conflict.
28th Sep '16 8:16:57 AM StarManta2
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* In the ''Series/{{Quantum Leap}}'' episode The Wrong Stuff, the episode's antagonist falls into a water-filled ditch that can't be more than three or four feet deep, and Sam has to save him from drowning. This rescue naturally leads to the antagonist's change of heart, which resolves the episode's conflict.
30th Aug '16 3:00:13 PM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', Jake meets a mermaid named Silver who can't swim because she's [[IronicFear hydrophobic]]. She gets better, though.
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.
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