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14th Sep '17 11:27:26 PM PaulA
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* ''The Wolf's Hour'' by Robert R. [=McCammon=] has the protagonist forced to fight his way from one end to the other of a train in Nazi Germany that has been rebuilt as a rolling death trap while the EgomaniacHunter stalks him from behind.

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* ''The Wolf's Hour'' by Robert R. [=McCammon=] Creator/RobertRMcCammon has the protagonist forced to fight his way from one end to the other of a train in Nazi Germany that has been rebuilt as a rolling death trap while the EgomaniacHunter stalks him from behind.
29th Aug '17 10:24:50 PM PaulA
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* The majority of the second chapter of ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' takes place on a train, so naturally one of these results. They mention the combatants being buffeted by the wind and doing their best to hold on. [[spoiler:Ironically, it's not between Trixie and the [[MenInBlack two Stallions in Black]] chasing her, but with what seems to be Lightning Dust, with [[BigDamnHeroes Rainbow Dash showing up midway]] through to help Trixie.]]

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* The majority of the second chapter of ''Fanfic/{{Marionettes}}'' takes place on a train, so naturally one of these results. They mention the combatants being buffeted by the wind and doing their best to hold on. [[spoiler:Ironically, it's not between Trixie and the [[MenInBlack [[TheMenInBlack two Stallions in Black]] chasing her, but with what seems to be Lightning Dust, with [[BigDamnHeroes Rainbow Dash showing up midway]] through to help Trixie.]]
26th Aug '17 2:40:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Ord Mantell Junkyard hovertrain in the video game of ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire''.

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* The Ord Mantell Junkyard hovertrain in the video game of ''ShadowsOfTheEmpire''.''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheEmpire''.
14th Aug '17 11:42:38 AM ScrewySqrl
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* Episode 5 of ''Anime/PrincessPrincipal'' has an extended one between the team and Assassins.
10th Aug '17 12:06:40 PM xcountryguy
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* ''VideoGame/Payday2'' has two train-related heists. One as part of the Armoured transport DLC that isn't unlocked until you find the blueprint for it in another heist from the same DLC. This version revolves around you trying to steal a turret ''[[spoiler: (A Level 1 RED sentry directly ripped from Team Fortress 2)]]'' (and it's ammo) by either sneaking past the guards and hack your way into the trains' carriages, or the far more likely Loud option; be a trigger-happy merc and get at the turret vaults via drills while fending off the usual SWAT teams etc.
** The second version falls neatly within this trope, and is included as part of the Biker Heists DLC. It is part of Day 2 of the aptly-named "Biker Heist" in which you...well, fight on top of a moving train to get to ''[[spoiler: a headset that allows drones to be controlled by the power of your mind]]'', which is located at the front of the train. Even the Helicopter Pilot, Bile, knows what they're doing is badass, and opts to play ''Music/{{Ride of the Valkyries}}'' on the helicopter radio in the intro of the heist. Bile even goes one step further and acts all cowboy in the intro too, and sometimes points out that what they're about to do looks like it's belongs in a western movie.

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* ''VideoGame/Payday2'' has two train-related heists. One as part of the Armoured transport DLC that isn't unlocked until you find the blueprint for it in another heist from the same DLC. This version revolves around you trying to steal a turret ''[[spoiler: (A ''[[spoiler:(A Level 1 RED sentry directly ripped from Team Fortress 2)]]'' (and it's ammo) by either sneaking past the guards and hack your way into the trains' carriages, or the far more likely Loud option; be a trigger-happy merc and get at the turret vaults via drills while fending off the usual SWAT teams etc.
** The second version falls neatly within this trope, and is included as part of the Biker Heists DLC. It is part of Day 2 of the aptly-named "Biker Heist" in which you...well, fight on top of a moving train to get to ''[[spoiler: a ''[[spoiler:a headset that allows drones to be controlled by the power of your mind]]'', which is located at the front of the train. Even the Helicopter Pilot, Bile, knows what they're doing is badass, and opts to play ''Music/{{Ride of the Valkyries}}'' on the helicopter radio in the intro of the heist. Bile even goes one step further and acts all cowboy in the intro too, and sometimes points out that what they're about to do looks like it's belongs in a western movie.



* In ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, you fight the [[RepulsiveRingmaster Ringmaster Wolf]], who earlier captured your friend, Birdie the Early Bird, in the middle of the second world. [[spoiler: After the battle, the train crashes into a set of buffers and you and he both fall. Birdie catches you [[Main/IOweYouMyLife to return the favor for saving her]], while the Ringmaster Wolf [[Main/DisneyVillainDeath continues falling until he lands into a pile of boxes]]]].

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* In ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, you fight the [[RepulsiveRingmaster Ringmaster Wolf]], who earlier captured your friend, Birdie the Early Bird, in the middle of the second world. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After the battle, the train crashes into a set of buffers and you and he both fall. Birdie catches you [[Main/IOweYouMyLife to return the favor for saving her]], while the Ringmaster Wolf [[Main/DisneyVillainDeath continues falling until he lands into a pile of boxes]]]].
29th Jul '17 12:41:56 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II'' for the {{NES}}, Ryu is in a hurry to get to the Lahja mountains. His solution: climb onto the top of a train and fend off the enemies that attack him as he makes his way to the locomotive.

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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II'' for the {{NES}}, UsefulNotes/{{NES}}, Ryu is in a hurry to get to the Lahja mountains. His solution: climb onto the top of a train and fend off the enemies that attack him as he makes his way to the locomotive.
5th Jul '17 4:21:33 AM foxley
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* Robyn's final showdown with Alina Rose in ''ComicBook/RobynHood: I Love NY'' takes place atop a subway train.
24th Jun '17 1:55:19 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'', "Waking the Dragons". "Yami" / the Pharoah. Weevil Underwood. Traintop card dueling. [[MundaneMadeAwesome Seriousness.]] This is the one that ends with Weevil pissing Yami off so much that he keeps attacking even ''after'' Weevil's life points hit zero. It just wasn't his day.
** And then topped by Kaiba (oddly enough) when he and a filler villain from the same arc battle ''on top of a private jet''. Even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] for its ridiculousness.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'', ''Anime/YuGiOh'': The "Waking the Dragons". Dragons" filler arc has two such examples.
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"Yami" / the Pharoah. Weevil Underwood. Traintop card dueling. [[MundaneMadeAwesome Seriousness.]] This is the one that ends with Weevil pissing Yami off so much that he keeps attacking even ''after'' Weevil's life points hit zero. It just wasn't his day.
** And then topped by Kaiba (oddly enough) when he and a filler villain from the same arc Alister battle ''on top of a private jet''. Even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] for its ridiculousness.
10th Jun '17 9:44:48 AM nombretomado
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** ''Film/SpiderMan2'' has an 'R' train fight that happens: on top of the train, on the side of the train, trailing behind the train, and briefly ''in'' the train. Also a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]] (as [[http://www.chicago-l.org/multimedia/Spiderman2/images/Spiderman2-2200s01.jpg proven here]]) since none of the NewYorkSubway's lines are elevated in Manhattan (except for parts of the '''1''' train), and there are no subway cars in New York City that have fold-in blinker doors.

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** ''Film/SpiderMan2'' has an 'R' train fight that happens: on top of the train, on the side of the train, trailing behind the train, and briefly ''in'' the train. Also a case of [[TheWindyCity [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Chicago doubling]] (as [[http://www.chicago-l.org/multimedia/Spiderman2/images/Spiderman2-2200s01.jpg proven here]]) since none of the NewYorkSubway's lines are elevated in Manhattan (except for parts of the '''1''' train), and there are no subway cars in New York City that have fold-in blinker doors.
19th May '17 1:38:22 PM SteveMB
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A train has plenty of advantages for an action scene: it's fairly enclosed, without people able to go too far either way for fear of falling off, it has plenty of opportunity for tunnels and overhead lines for your LookBehindYou moments, it doesn't need much explanation, the high speed acts as wind to let characters [[DramaticWind billow dramatically]]. In short, it turns an Action Movie into a FightingGame. There's really no other way to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] BossArenaIdiocy, and it's pretty much ensured that somebody's going to suffer that most dramatic of defeats; a short drop followed by a sudden stop.

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A train has plenty of advantages for an action scene: it's fairly enclosed, without people able to go too far either way for fear of falling off, it has plenty of opportunity for [[LowClearance tunnels and overhead lines lines]] for your LookBehindYou moments, it doesn't need much explanation, the high speed acts as wind to let characters [[DramaticWind billow dramatically]]. In short, it turns an Action Movie into a FightingGame. There's really no other way to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] BossArenaIdiocy, and it's pretty much ensured that somebody's going to suffer that most dramatic of defeats; a short drop followed by a sudden stop.
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