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* In ''VideoGame/BonanzaBros'', the titular characters can pull the trope off to temporarily knock out guards; useful when said guard is armored and otherwise immune to bullets. But said guards can pull the trope right back on you if you stand too close to the door as they enter.
15th Jul '17 10:19:29 AM oneuglybunny
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* ''ComicStrip/PoochCafe'' for [[http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/518603e062b1012ee3c300163e41dd5b 5-26-11]]. Chaz warns Carmen to not stand near the door because Poncho will be coming through like a train. She doesn't believe him, and gets smashed behind the door when Poncho slams the door open and charges through with a "Choo Choo" sound effect.

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* ''ComicStrip/PoochCafe'' for [[http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/518603e062b1012ee3c300163e41dd5b 5-26-11]]. [[http://www.gocomics.com/poochcafe/2011/05/26 26 May 2011]]: Chaz warns Carmen to not stand near the door because Poncho will be coming through like a train. She doesn't believe him, and gets smashed behind the door when Poncho slams the door open and charges through with a "Choo Choo" sound effect.
14th Jul '17 4:27:44 PM NightShade96
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Compare with DoorJudo. See also ToyotaTripwire. Might be the deed of a GhostButler, or a side effect of TacticalDoorUse. Can also overlap with FacePlant. Not to be confused with HeelFaceDoorSlam, although one might slam a reformed villain to death with a literal door. Also, not exclusively happening [[RussianReversal in Soviet Russia]].

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Compare with DoorJudo.DoorJudo and DoorFu. See also ToyotaTripwire. Might be the deed of a GhostButler, or a side effect of TacticalDoorUse. Can also overlap with FacePlant. Not to be confused with HeelFaceDoorSlam, although one might slam a reformed villain to death with a literal door. Also, not exclusively happening [[RussianReversal in Soviet Russia]].
13th Jul '17 12:12:26 AM Theharbo
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* In ''Film/HomeAlone 2'', the two crooks hear a noise on the other side of the door. It's a heavy toolchest, which smashes them and the door against the opposite wall. In utterly realistic fashion, they only get their noses bent.
* In ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' movie, Adam disposes of one of Ivan's grunts through the means of a construction yard vehicle's door.
-->'''Adam:''' Let me get the door!



* In ''Film/ToySoldiers'', the BigBad rushes into the kitchen looking for one of the [[KidHero Kid Heroes]]. The kid in question hides behind the kitchen's swinging door, and for a moment it looks like it's worked. And then the BigBad grabs the door and slams it into the wall, crushing the kid and knocking the wind out of him.



* ''Film/TheYakuza''. Creator/RobertMitchum's character discovers his friend has betrayed him. He knocks on the door of his office and pretends to the bodyguard who answers that he's come round for a casual chat with his friend. When the bodyguard unhooks the chain lock, he slams the door open, pinning the bodyguard against the wall, then fires his gun into the door, killing him.



* In Creator/JackieChan's ''[[Film/ArmorOfGod Operation Condor]]'' a mook is hanging onto the balcony, eavesdropping on the heroes conversation. Jackie slams open the French doors, which crush the man's hand so he falls off. Later Chan has a thug at gunpoint, only for an ally knock the gun out of his hand when she opens the door.
* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines''. When the Terminator walks up naked to a strip club, the bouncer thinks he's part of the act and tells him to go round to the front entrance. The Terminator just walks past him and yanks open the door, slamming it into the bouncer as he does so.
* A serious (and lethal) version is seen in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''. Bond's Vienna contact Saunders is killed when Necros uses a small explosive charge to propel a sliding glass door into him at lethal velocity.

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* In Creator/JackieChan's ''[[Film/ArmorOfGod Operation Condor]]'' a mook is hanging onto the balcony, eavesdropping on the heroes conversation. Jackie slams open the French doors, which crush the man's hand so he falls off. Later Chan has a thug at gunpoint, only for an ally knock the gun out of his hand when she opens the door.
* ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines''. When the Terminator walks up naked to a strip club, the bouncer thinks he's part of the act and tells him to go round to the front entrance. The Terminator just walks past him and yanks open the door, slamming it into the bouncer as he does so.
* A serious (and lethal) version is seen in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''. Bond's Vienna contact Saunders is killed when Necros uses a small explosive charge to propel a sliding glass door into him at lethal velocity.
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* PlayedForDrama once in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. The ship's A.I. has gone evil, the doors are [[OurDoorsAreDifferent science-fiction things that slide open]], and when one of the heroes starts to pass through a doorway...
-->''As he did, the heavy door slammed shut with the force of a rocket, crushing Dash against the door frame.''



* In ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'', a minor character Alchen is somewhat obsessed with door springs and outfitted every door in the retirement home he's in charge of with springs of his own makings and extremely varying designs, including pneumatic, hydraulic, blocks-and-counterweights and so on. The only thing those contraptions have in common is them being extremely powerful, so those doors open with tremendous effort and then snap shut like bear traps, slamming people (especially old ladies living there) on regular basis. Even [[MagnificentBastard Ostap Bender]], after paying a visit to Alchen, gets smacked "[[LiteralAssKicking below his back]] with a-ton-and-a-half force" by the front door.



* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
** Eliot Spencer (who else?) uses this as an attack. He was fighting a group of drug dealers, one of whom was in a truck repeatedly trying to get out to help his friends. Every time he'd try, Eliot would slam the door on him, at one point simply yelling "stay in the car!" which apparently intimidated the man enough not to even ''try'' the other door.
** In "The 15 Minutes Job," he beats up a {{mook}} using a screen door.
* A knock comes from the door, and says Series/{{Blackadder}} to Baldrick:
-->'''Blackadder:''' See who that is Baldrick. And whoever it is, slam the door in their face, or I'll slam your face in the door.
:: Unfortunately for Blackadder, it is Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
** Eliot Spencer (who else?) uses this as an attack. He was fighting a group of drug dealers, one of whom was in a truck repeatedly trying to get out to help his friends. Every time he'd try, Eliot would slam
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episode "The 15 Minutes Job," he Ellot Specer beats up a {{mook}} using a screen door.
* A knock comes from the door, and says Series/{{Blackadder}} to Baldrick:
-->'''Blackadder:''' See who that is Baldrick. And whoever it is, slam the door in their face, or I'll slam your face in the door.
:: Unfortunately for Blackadder, it is Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
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* At ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' 18, Christian won the Hardcore title by slamming a door in Mighty Molly's face.
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* ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'':
** Jacket opens the door with a slam, which can knock a mook down if they are hit by it. Better; There's an unlockable mask that lets you kill mooks by hitting them with the door slam.
** You can keep using doors, after they've been used, so you can always cause a door slam.



* This is an actual gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/BonanzaBros.'' In fact, the first enemy in the game has almost certainly been deliberately placed to be dispatched in this manner.
* One of the attack techniques of everyone's favourite mechanical assassin, ''[[RetroGameChallenge Robot Ninja Haggle Man]]''.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' & ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 5]]'' allow you to either open doors slowly and quietly in order to stealth in, or loudly kick the door open. If you use the more DynamicEntry then any enemies standing on the other side will be knocked back.



** In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', some of the doors are fake. When Luigi goes to open them, they'll swing around and crush him against the wall.



* In the 3D ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Legend of Zelda]]'' games, fake doors crush Link ''against the floor'' by falling on him.
* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', a guard can kick open a door if something is blocking it. If that something is you, then the door will knock you out, causing an instant mission failed. Conversely, you can kick open doors and knock out anyone else who is blocking it from the other side.

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* In the 3D ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Legend of Zelda]]'' games, fake doors crush Link ''against the floor'' by falling on him.
* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', a guard can kick open a door if something is blocking it. If that something is you, then the door will knock you out, causing an instant mission failed. Conversely, you can kick open doors and knock out anyone else who is blocking it from the other side.



* In ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', this happens to the {{c|reepyCentipedes}}entipede in the wine cellar, except that when it chases Lance towards the exit, he opens the door and intentionally slams it into its face, putting it out of commission.



* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' on two occasions. Standing in front of, or to the wrong side of Henry the Hermit's door when he opens it will send the hero flying off a cliff, or crush him between the door and a cliff face (he ''does'' warn you to stand clear). During the brigand hideout sequence, there is a fake door that will fall down and also crush the hero if you don't get out of the way.
* A gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/{{Gunpoint}}''. Wire a door just right, and it'll smack a rent-a-cop in the face. This knocks them out. Wire a door just wrong, and it'll smack you in the face. This gives you an achievement. Jumping kick a door off its hinges, and it can hit a rent-a-cop in the face. This knocks them out ''and'' gives you an achievement.

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* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' on two occasions. Standing in front of, or to the wrong side of Henry the Hermit's door when he opens it will send the hero flying off a cliff, or crush him between the door and a cliff face (he ''does'' warn you to stand clear). During the brigand hideout sequence, there is a fake door that will fall down and also crush the hero if you don't get out of the way.
* A gameplay mechanic in ''VideoGame/{{Gunpoint}}''. Wire a door just right, and it'll smack a rent-a-cop in the face. This knocks them out. Wire a door just wrong, and it'll smack you in the face. This gives you an achievement. Jumping kick a door off its hinges, and it can hit a rent-a-cop in the face. This knocks them out ''and'' gives you an achievement.



* This can be done in the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' games, starting with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. If you're hiding in a locker or similar, exiting while someone is directly in front of the door will knock them out of the way (possibly creating a domino effect if he flies into another person). ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' introduced swinging doors, and charging through them full speed will knock aside anyone on the other side of the door. In all cases, these are quite unstealthy, but handy if you need to make a run for it in a pinch.



* ''[[WebAnimation/ASDFMovie ASDF Movie 6]]'' has this happen in one of the skits:
-->'''Voice:''' Knock Knock!\\
'''Guy:''' Who's there? ''[the door swings open and hits the guy]''\\
'''Voice:''' The Door!



** When Fluttershy tries to hide in her house (again) in "Luna Eclipsed", Twilight preemptively closes the door and she smacks into it.
26th Jun '17 2:11:36 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has this happen to Apis, who tries to escape the custody of the Marines by tricking the guard into opening the door by not being in plain sight of the door. Problem is, her hiding place was the side of the door that it opens into.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has this happen to Apis, who tries to escape the custody of the Marines by tricking the guard into opening the door by not being in plain sight of the door. Problem is, her hiding place was is the side of the door that it opens into.



* In book 4 of ''Manga/FutabaKunChange'', Principal Hiroin in one of his silly "Justice Maker" costumes is about to make the usual corny speech, when his daughter Takane slams open the door he was standing next and sends him down a flight of stairs (she doesn't notice anything except the broken stairwell her father left behind as he fell down a few stories). And ''then'' Futaba-chan comes by in a hurry and slams the door against Takane as she was starting her own speech.

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* In book 4 of ''Manga/FutabaKunChange'', Principal Hiroin in one of his silly "Justice Maker" costumes is about to make the usual corny speech, when his daughter Takane slams open the door he was is standing next to and sends him down a flight of stairs (she doesn't notice anything except the broken stairwell her father left behind as he fell down a few stories). And ''then'' Futaba-chan comes by in a hurry and slams the door against Takane as she was is starting her own speech.



--> '''Krillin:''' [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Yeah, I pretty much asked for that one.]] [as welt grows, [[RunningGag Krillin Owned Count: 31]]]

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--> '''Krillin:''' [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Yeah, I pretty much asked for that one.]] [as ''[as welt grows, [[RunningGag Krillin Owned Count: 31]]]31]]]''



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Spike the Dog gets a door in the face from his impatience to greet Twilight coming back to her lab (mirroring Spike the Dragon's first appearance in the parent show) and ends up in a wastebasket.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
** WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'':
Spike the Dog gets a door in the face from his impatience to greet Twilight coming back to her lab (mirroring Spike the Dragon's first appearance in the parent show) and ends up in a wastebasket.wastebasket.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': Sunset Shimmer, as she's eavesdropping, gets a door in the face when Gloriosa Daisy opens said door and walks out of the boat shed in a huff.
** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight'' -- "Movie Magic": Rarity gets hit in the face by the door of Chesnut Magnifico's trailer opening just as she is about to knock.



* This is a running gag in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series, with Frank Drebin doing it at least once per movie. He tragically knocked his first girlfriend off a cliff (then never realized and thought she'd abandoned him). He also did it to Barbara Bush when invited to the White House for a dinner. He also does this to a gun nut who was holding the entirety of Police Squad at bay (and was totally oblivious once again).
** Frank manages to do it to ''himself'' at one point, kicking in a door with such force that it rebounds and slams shut, whacking him in his face.

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* This is a running gag in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' series, with Frank Drebin doing it at least once per movie. movie.
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He tragically knocked his first girlfriend off a cliff (then never realized and thought she'd abandoned him). him).
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He also did does it to Barbara Bush when invited to the White House for a dinner. dinner.
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He also does this to a gun nut who was holding the entirety of Police Squad at bay (and was is totally oblivious once again).
** Frank manages to do it to ''himself'' at one point, kicking in a door with such force that it rebounds and slams shut, whacking him in his the face.



* In the first ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'' movie, this happens twice to the eponymous hero. First when Johnny is about to ambush a henchman in the BigBad's tower, and gets hit in the nose by the door. And again when tied up and locked in a cell, while trying to open the lock by ''whistling''. His HypercompetentSidekick Bough opens the door to free him, as Johnny is leaning right behind it.

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* In the first ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'' movie, this happens twice to the eponymous hero. hero.
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First when Johnny is about to ambush a henchman in the BigBad's tower, and gets hit in the nose by the door. door.
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And again when tied up and locked in a cell, while trying to open the lock by ''whistling''. His HypercompetentSidekick Bough opens the door to free him, as Johnny is leaning right behind it.



* In ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Eliot Spencer (who else?) uses this as an attack. He was fighting a group of drug dealers, one of whom was in a truck repeatedly trying to get out to help his friends. Every time he'd try, Eliot would slam the door on him, at one point simply yelling "stay in the car!" which apparently intimidated the man enough not to even ''try'' the other door.

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* In ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
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Eliot Spencer (who else?) uses this as an attack. He was fighting a group of drug dealers, one of whom was in a truck repeatedly trying to get out to help his friends. Every time he'd try, Eliot would slam the door on him, at one point simply yelling "stay in the car!" which apparently intimidated the man enough not to even ''try'' the other door.



-->'''The victim:''' (''moments before'') I finally got over my fear of standing next to closed doors! ('''WHAM!''') Uhh!

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-->'''The victim:''' (''moments before'') ''[moments before]'' I finally got over my fear of standing next to closed doors! ('''WHAM!''') Uhh!



* Happens to Sandra, the actress playing the FemmeFatale (and her impromptu replacements), in ''Theatre/ThePlayThatGoesWrong''.

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* ''Theatre/ThePlayThatGoesWrong'':
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Happens to Sandra, the actress playing the FemmeFatale (and her impromptu replacements), in ''Theatre/ThePlayThatGoesWrong''.replacements).



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':



'''Guy:''' Who's there? (''The door swings open and hits the guy'')\\

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'''Guy:''' Who's there? (''The ''[the door swings open and hits the guy'')\\guy]''\\



* During the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' Silly Song "Oh Santa", this happens to the bank robber. Twice.

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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'':
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During the ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' the Silly Song "Oh Santa", this happens to the bank robber. Twice.



* Has happened to Tom of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' more times than anyone can remember.

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* %%* Has happened to Tom of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' more times than anyone can remember.



** When Fluttershy tries to hide in her house (again) in "Luna Eclipsed", Twilight preemptively closes the door and she smashes into it.

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** When Fluttershy tries to hide in her house (again) in "Luna Eclipsed", Twilight preemptively closes the door and she smashes smacks into it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s "Space Pilot 3000", Fry stares in awe of the automatic sliding doors that slide up. However, he's doing so ''directly'' under the door, so just as he says "Wow, just like in ''Star Trek''" the door closes down on him.
** Then mere moments later, he goes through another door and looks up, expecting the door to come down again. Only this time, it closes on him from the side.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s "Space Pilot 3000", Fry stares in awe of the automatic sliding doors that slide up. However, he's doing so ''directly'' under the door, so just as he says "Wow, just like in ''Star Trek''" the door closes down on him.
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him. Then mere moments later, he goes through another door and looks up, expecting the door to come down again. Only this time, it closes on him from the side.



* Skullker did this to Danny in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.

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* %%* Skullker did this to Danny in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.



-->'''Thomson and Thompson:''' (''together'') We think you're smuggling drugs!\\

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-->'''Thomson and Thompson:''' (''together'') ''[together]'' We think you're smuggling drugs!\\



(''Ben Salaad's henchman, Allan, emerges from a hidden bookcase entrance leading to their opium cellar, and proceeds to crush Ben Salaad behind the bookcase in the process'')\\

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(''Ben ''[Ben Salaad's henchman, Allan, emerges from a hidden bookcase entrance leading to their opium cellar, and proceeds to crush Ben Salaad behind the bookcase in the process'')\\process]''\\
29th Apr '17 11:27:42 PM foxley
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* Happens to the actress playing the FemmeFatale (and her impromptu replacements) in ''The Play That Goes Wrong''.

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* Happens to Sandra, the actress playing the FemmeFatale (and her impromptu replacements) replacements), in ''The Play That Goes Wrong''.''Theatre/ThePlayThatGoesWrong''.
18th Apr '17 4:49:01 AM InterLoper
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* In ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'', a minor character Alchen is somewhat obsessed with door springs and outfitted every door in the retirement home he's in charge of with springs of his own makings and extremely varying designs, including pneumatic, hydraulic, blocks-and-counterweights and so on. The only thing those contraptions have in common is them being extremely powerful, so those doors open with tremendous effort and then snap shut like bear traps, slamming people (especially old ladies living there) on regular basis. Even [[MagnificentBastard Ostap Bender]], after paying a visit to Alchen, gets smacked "[[LiteralAssKicking below his back]] with a-ton-and-a-half force" by the front door.
22nd Jan '17 12:14:25 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'', a guard can kick open a door if something is blocking it. If that something is you, then the door will knock you out causing an instant mission failed. Conversely, you can kick open doors and knock out anyone else who is blocking it from the other side.

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'', a guard can kick open a door if something is blocking it. If that something is you, then the door will knock you out out, causing an instant mission failed. Conversely, you can kick open doors and knock out anyone else who is blocking it from the other side.



* This can be done in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games, starting with ''MetalGearSolid2.'' If you're hiding in a locker or similar, exiting while someone is directly in front of the door will knock them out of the way (possibly creating a domino effect if he flies into another person). ''MetalGearSolid3'' introduced swinging doors, and charging through them full speed will knock aside anyone on the other side of the door. In all cases, these are quite unstealthy, but handy if you need to make a run for it in a pinch.

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* This can be done in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' games, starting with ''MetalGearSolid2.'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. If you're hiding in a locker or similar, exiting while someone is directly in front of the door will knock them out of the way (possibly creating a domino effect if he flies into another person). ''MetalGearSolid3'' ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' introduced swinging doors, and charging through them full speed will knock aside anyone on the other side of the door. In all cases, these are quite unstealthy, but handy if you need to make a run for it in a pinch.
14th Jan '17 2:18:06 PM Statzkeen
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** It happens in ''Red Riding Hoodwinked'' when Big Bad Wolf and Sylvester are chasing Red Riding Hood and Tweety. Sylvester accidentally opens a door into Wolf right as he's about to catch Red.
1st Jan '17 5:57:42 PM Astfgl407
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** A variation is used in the sequel, ''Peter Pan Goes Wrong'', as the actor playing Nana gets stuck in the door's dogflap, and is repeatedly slammed headfirst into nearby props for the rest of the scene.
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