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15th Mar '17 6:57:50 PM secretfan14
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* Gentoku Ryuubi from ''Manga/IkkiTousen''. Usually played for laughs since she's a {{Dojikko}} as well. It's played more seriously in when [[spoiler:she jumps into a huge pond to rescue a drowning Koumei while fully knowing the risks. They survive, but barely.]]

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* Gentoku Ryuubi from ''Manga/IkkiTousen''. Usually played for laughs since she's a {{Dojikko}} klutz as well. It's played more seriously in when [[spoiler:she jumps into a huge pond to rescue a drowning Koumei while fully knowing the risks. They survive, but barely.]]
16th Feb '17 1:38:22 AM bt8257
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-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''' reviewing ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest]]''

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-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''' reviewing ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest Castlevania II: Simon's Quest]]''
''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIISimonsQuest''
28th Jan '17 4:01:13 PM Yib
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** Anyone who has eaten a Devil Fruit gains a special power, at the cost of losing the ability to swim in the ocean. In fact, having at least half of their body submerged will not only prevent them from using any abilities granted by the fruit, but will drain all strength out of them to the point of near paralyzation, causing them to sink. This is inconvenient, since most of the characters are ''sea-faring pirates on a planet with even less landmass than the Earth''. Note that only actual submersion ''and'' seawater counts; rain is harmless and DF users can still take showers according to Word of God. A few people (mostly winners of the SuperpowerLottery) have Devil Fruit powers that at least partially negate this weakness. Aokiji for example, AnIcePerson, freezes the water just by coming into contact with it, giving him a ''massive'' advantage over other Devil Fruit users; also, Protagonist Monkey D. Luffy still has an [[RubberMan elastic body]] regardless of whether he's in water or not, so he can have somebody else stretch his head outside of the water (he'll still be paralyzed, but he will then be able to breathe, at least).

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** Anyone who has eaten a Devil Fruit gains a special power, at the cost of losing the ability to swim in the ocean. In fact, having at least half of their body submerged will not only prevent them from using any abilities granted by the fruit, but will drain all strength out of them to the point of near paralyzation, causing them to sink. This is inconvenient, since most of the characters are ''sea-faring ''[[OceanPunk sea-faring pirates on a planet with even less landmass than the Earth''.Earth]]''. Note that only actual submersion ''and'' seawater counts; rain is harmless and DF users can still take showers according to Word of God. A few people (mostly winners of the SuperpowerLottery) have Devil Fruit powers that at least partially negate this weakness. Aokiji for example, AnIcePerson, freezes the water just by coming into contact with it, giving him a ''massive'' advantage over other Devil Fruit users; also, Protagonist Monkey D. Luffy still has an [[RubberMan elastic body]] regardless of whether he's in water or not, so he can have somebody else stretch his head outside of the water (he'll still be paralyzed, but he will then be able to breathe, at least).
26th Jan '17 12:12:16 PM KoolKoopaGirl
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* In ''[[FanFic/TheArianaBlackSeries Ariana Black]]'', while swimming to escape an underwater base, Ariana gets caught up in completely mundane seaweed and drowns. And while magic doesn't work to revive her, CPR ''[[CPRCleanPrettyReliable does]]''.
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.
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