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27th May '16 7:25:40 PM ultimomant
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* The majority of the second chapter of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes 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 ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/295408/marionettes Marionettes]]'' ''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.]]
26th Apr '16 11:11:43 PM MarcInGA
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* The opening scene of ''Sullivan's Travels'' is two men fighting on a train to their mutual death. This turns out to be a movie within a movie where the men symbolize ''Capital'' and ''Labor'' in a heavy handed allegory that no one wants to make. They really want to finance ''Ants in your pants of 1940''
9th Apr '16 2:35:42 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsMagicalGirls'' has Pinkie's fight with [[MadeOfIron Bellosto]] in Loyalty 6. It starts inside the train car, but quickly gets taken up top once both take on their battle modes.
4th Apr '16 12:38:53 PM DeisTheAlcano
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-->-- '''Film/{{Skyfall}}'''

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* In the film version of ''AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', the FinalBattle between Lincoln and the movie's BigBad, [[VampireMonarch Adam]], occurs atop a train carrying silver ammunition to the soldiers at Gettysburg. [[spoiler: [[BatmanGambit At least, that's what Lincoln wants Adam to think...]]]]

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* In the film version of ''AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', ''Film/AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter'', the FinalBattle between Lincoln and the movie's BigBad, [[VampireMonarch Adam]], occurs atop a train carrying silver ammunition to the soldiers at Gettysburg. [[spoiler: [[BatmanGambit [[spoiler:[[BatmanGambit At least, that's what Lincoln wants Adam to think...]]]]



* In TheMarxBrothers film, ''Film/GoWest'' (of which Buster Keaton also made a version).

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* In TheMarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers film, ''Film/GoWest'' (of which Buster Keaton also made a version).



** ''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.
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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.
8th Mar '16 11:56:47 PM spasskysteve
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "The Limited" has ISIS escorting a radical Nova Scotian separatist (yes, really) back across the Canadian border via train. Archer keeps talking about how it's been, like, his life-long dream to fight on top of a train. And in the show's [[DeconstructiveParody semi-deconstructive]] spirit, when the time comes, he finds it's not all it's cracked up to be.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "The Limited" has ISIS escorting a radical Nova Scotian separatist (yes, really) back across the Canadian border via train. Archer keeps talking about how it's been, like, his life-long dream to fight on top of a train. And in the show's [[DeconstructiveParody semi-deconstructive]] spirit, when the time comes, he finds it's not all it's cracked up to be.
29th Feb '16 7:12:06 AM StFan
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* Parodied in Terry Pratchett's ''{{Discworld}}'' novel ''RaisingSteam''. A fantasy world where a bright inventor discovers what steampower can be harnessed to. Of course there has to be a traintop battle. The narrative dictates it.

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* Parodied in Terry Pratchett's ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''RaisingSteam''.''Discworld/RaisingSteam''. A fantasy world where a bright inventor discovers what steampower can be harnessed to. Of course there has to be a traintop battle. The narrative dictates it.
28th Feb '16 12:33:33 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'': In "Next Stop: Armageddon", Fillmore chases the perp of the week across the roof of a miniature train.
24th Feb '16 5:42:02 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' had a fight atop a hover train with jumps from car to car. [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 The first game]] featured a short train top battle, as well.

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* ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' had a fight atop a hover train with jumps from car to car.[[spoiler:Giant Klunk]]. [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 The first game]] featured a short train top battle, as well. [[NostalgiaLevel In the same city, in fact.]]
7th Jan '16 10:13:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the third episode of ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spidey fights The Lizard on top of a moving subway.

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* In the third episode of ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spidey fights The Lizard on top of a moving subway.
3rd Jan '16 12:21:51 PM StFan
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* There is a Traintop Battle in ''[[Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds]]''... atop a toy train. But since the belligerants, Arthur and Darkos, are 3 mm high, it works just the same.
* The second WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit film ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'' has a humorous example in that a large portion of the climax happens this way, with [[BigBad Feathers McGraw]] trying to get away in the locomotive while Wallace and Gromit are in hot pursuit... on a model train. The hilarious part is that unlike the previous example Wallace is an ordinarily-sized human and can only fit on the train by balancing on one foot (the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Techno-Trousers]] helped a little there) while being a small penguin Feathers is able to fit rather comfortably in the locomotive's tender.

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* There is a Traintop Battle in ''[[Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds]]''... atop a toy train. But since the belligerants, belligerents, Arthur and Darkos, are 3 mm high, it works just the same.
* The second WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit Franchise/WallaceAndGromit film ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'' has a humorous example in that a large portion of the climax happens this way, with [[BigBad Feathers McGraw]] trying to get away in the locomotive while Wallace and Gromit are in hot pursuit... on a model train. The hilarious part is that unlike the previous example Wallace is an ordinarily-sized human and can only fit on the train by balancing on one foot (the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Techno-Trousers]] helped a little there) while being a small penguin Feathers is able to fit rather comfortably in the locomotive's tender.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'' parodies this in a scene where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick get attacked by Dennis, the PsychoForHire who has been sent after them, while riding Creator/DavidHasselhoff through the waves. The ensuing fight scene takes place on top of Hasselhoff's legs, and is complete with dramatic jumps from one leg to the other. Dennis is eventually defeated when he hits his head on an overhanging buoy, parodying the death of Dennis Hopper's villain in ''Speed'' (see above).



* ''The SpongebobSquarepants Movie'' parodies this in a scene where Spongebob and Patrick get attacked by Dennis, the PsychoForHire who has been sent after them, while riding DavidHasselhoff through the waves. The ensuing fight scene takes place on top of Hasselhoff's legs, and is complete with dramatic jumps from one leg to the other. Dennis is eventually defeated when he hits his head on an overhanging buoy, parodying the death of Dennis Hopper's villain in ''Speed'' (see above).
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