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23rd Apr '16 5:25:12 AM Clare
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* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' includes a rare example of the heroic team setting this kind of trap. Monitor's security system includes a trap door which opens to reveal an energy mesh which instantly incinerates anything which touches it. Presumably, this was designed with Ming's Ice Robots in mind, but the only time viewers see it deployed is when Ming has taken control of Dynak-X and turned her against the Defenders. Mandrake nearly falls to his death when the rope he and three of his fellow Defenders are using to cross the pit over the energy mesh breaks, but his friends manage to pull him up just in time.
* In ''Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light'', Darkstorm has several lever-operated trap doors in his throne room. However, the episode "Honor Among Thieves" sees him (courtesy of Ectar) [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fall into one of these traps]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' includes a rare example of the heroic team setting this kind of trap. Monitor's security system includes a trap door which opens to reveal an energy mesh which instantly incinerates anything which touches it. Presumably, this was designed with Ming's Ice Robots in mind, but the only time viewers see it This trap is first deployed is onscreen when Ming has taken takes control of Dynak-X and turned turns her against the Defenders. Mandrake nearly falls to his death when the rope he and three of his fellow Defenders are using to cross the pit over the energy mesh breaks, but his friends manage to pull Lothar pulls him up just in time.
* In ''Visionaries: Knights Of The Magical Light'', ''Westernanimation/{{Visionaries}}'', Darkstorm has several lever-operated trap doors in his throne room. However, the episode "Honor Among Thieves" sees him (courtesy of Ectar) [[HoistByHisOwnPetard fall into one of these traps]].
14th Mar '16 9:43:58 AM Anarky17
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** Similarly in Kuma's ending, Kuma does this to Heihachi, who has left him in charge of Heihachi's corporation while he was participating in the tournament, only for Heihachi to somehow climb back up and press another button that opens a trapdoor underneath Kuma.
7th Mar '16 11:48:34 AM ngh93
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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Robots}}'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Ratchet]] tells his employees he doesn't wanna hear another word about former head of the company [[HonestCorporateExecutive Bigweld]]
-->'''Bigweld''' (on TV): ''So remember whether a bot is made up of old parts new parts or spare parts you can shine no matter what yo-''
-->'''Ratchet''': My goodness. What a remarkable legacy. Concern for the common robot. You don't come across old-fashioned values like that anymore , friends. And for good reason: [[SuddenlyShouting THERE'S NO]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting MONEY]]'' [[SuddenlyShouting IN IT!!!]] Hello? Memo to Bigweld! We're ''not'' a ''charity''! ''That's'' why old Fat-Face no longer sits in the Big Chair: He's a ''relic!'' So, I don't wanna hear another [''whiny voice''] ''"Where's Bigweld?"'' [''imitates baby whining'']\\

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* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Robots}}'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Ratchet]] tells his employees he doesn't wanna hear another word about former head of the company [[HonestCorporateExecutive Bigweld]]
Bigweld]].
-->'''Bigweld''' (on TV): ''So remember remember: whether a bot is made up of old parts parts, new parts or spare parts parts, you can shine no matter what yo-''
-->'''Ratchet''': My goodness. What a remarkable legacy. Concern for the common robot. You don't come across old-fashioned values like that anymore , anymore, friends. And for good reason: [[SuddenlyShouting THERE'S NO]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting MONEY]]'' [[SuddenlyShouting IN IT!!!]] Hello? Memo to Bigweld! We're ''not'' a ''charity''! ''That's'' why old Fat-Face no longer sits in the Big Chair: He's a ''relic!'' So, I don't wanna hear another [''whiny voice''] ''"Where's Bigweld?"'' [''imitates baby whining'']\\
29th Jan '16 10:58:07 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'': You have 8 Power Stars, so that you can open the first door with the big Star on it. Upon opening it, you run towards the painting with Princess Peach's face on it. Suddenly, it morphs into Bowser's face, and as you jump towards it, you run into an invisible wall... and just as you land, you start falling again. Bowser had installed a trapdoor to the Dark World in that very room anticipating you'd go for the painting in there!
-->'''Bowser''': Bwa ha ha ha! You've stepped right into my trap, just as I knew you would! I warn you, "Friend", watch your step!
29th Dec '15 4:28:51 AM Anddrix
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-->'''Liquid:''' Why... Why, why, '''''why''''' do we have trapdoors in our base? Is ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'' our fucking architectural consultant?

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-->'''Liquid:''' Why... Why, why, '''''why''''' do we have trapdoors in our base? Is ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'' ''Doctor Doom'' our fucking architectural consultant?
14th Dec '15 6:24:12 PM KoopaKid17
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* In the opening sequence to ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', Dennis and Joey fall through a trap door in a fun house which sends them onto a mine cart ride.

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* In the first opening sequence to ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', Dennis and Joey fall through a trap door in a fun house which sends them onto a mine cart ride.
13th Dec '15 11:42:18 AM KoopaKid17
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* In the opening sequence to ''WesternAnimation/DennisTheMenace'', Dennis and Joey fall through a trap door in a fun house which sends them onto a mine cart ride.
12th Dec '15 9:26:21 PM KoopaKid17
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Castle Mane-ia", the Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters has trap doors which are activated by pressing a pipe organ's keys.
10th Dec '15 10:03:55 AM Flynt_Coal
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* [[Creator/RoosterTeeth Burnie Burns]] had a Henckman Bros. model 607 trap door installed in his office in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j54r37hyzNk Downstairs]] that he'd use to drop employees into the restaurant on the floor below. He also has one in the ceiling in the same spot that drops a 16 ton anvil.
10th Oct '15 5:47:00 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik has used a few of these. Coconuts is a regular victim of one, sometimes multiple times in the same episode. The episode, "Boogey-Mania" had a mobile trap door with {{Hammerspace}} inside it.
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