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14th Aug '16 12:30:48 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Master Chief, when jumping into the coolant pools during the "Keyes" sequence in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. Or if you drive into the ocean on the beach level (no reason to, but hey, you can do it). Justified, as the MJOLNIR armor is stated to weigh well over a ton. The same mechanic is shown in cutscene in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', in which MC jumps into Delta Halo's "ocean" to avoid a Covenant plasma attack and goes straight to the bottom.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Master Chief, when jumping into the coolant pools during the "Keyes" sequence in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. Or if you drive into the ocean on the beach level (no reason to, but hey, you can do it). Justified, as the MJOLNIR armor is stated to weigh well over a ton. The same mechanic is shown in cutscene form in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', in which MC jumps into Delta Halo's "ocean" to avoid a Covenant plasma attack and goes straight to the bottom.
9th Aug '16 2:08:02 PM Ripburger
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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: Terror from the Deep'', every unit in an underwater mission walks on the sea bed, except for Tentaculats and Hallucinoids.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}: Terror from the Deep'', ''VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep'', every unit in an underwater mission walks on the sea bed, except for Tentaculats and Hallucinoids.
9th Jul '16 2:38:59 PM nombretomado
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* Many videos and advertisements for ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s Mahri Nui storyline showed the characters walking around on the ocean floor, however, the books, comics and serials showed them swimming.

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* Many videos and advertisements for ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s Mahri Nui storyline showed the characters walking around on the ocean floor, however, the books, comics and serials showed them swimming.
9th Jul '16 6:52:03 AM Metallix
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* In the episode "Double Bubble" of the animated series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', there are two twin merbabies who crawl along the seafloor in the most improbable way ever, despite having a tail, and being shown to know how to swim with them.

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* In the episode "Double Bubble" of the animated series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', there are two twin merbabies who crawl along the seafloor in the most improbable way ever, despite having a tail, and being shown to know how to swim with them. way, by dragging their tail. They're congratulated later when they take their "first swim".
9th Jul '16 12:57:42 AM Metallix
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* In the episode "Double Bubble" of the animated series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'', there are two twin merbabies who crawl along the seafloor in the most improbable way ever, despite having a tail, and being shown to know how to swim with them.
1st Jul '16 10:09:36 AM nighttrainfm
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* Golems in the Literature/{{Discworld}}, being automata, can do this. When BoxedCrook Moist von Lipwig is assigned one as his parole officer in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', he is reminded that even fleeing to a different continent would not help him, as it would be able to walk any body of water [[ImplacableMan eventually]]. In addition, said parole officer previously spent several decades at the bottom of a well manning a pump, and another golem spent several ''thousand years'' at the bottom of the ocean before it was recovered, but neither of them did much walking in that time.

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* Golems in the Literature/{{Discworld}}, ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Golems,
being automata, can do this. When BoxedCrook Moist von Lipwig is assigned one as his parole officer in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', he is reminded that even fleeing to a different continent would not help him, as it would be able to walk any body of water [[ImplacableMan eventually]]. In addition, said parole officer previously spent several decades at the bottom of a well manning a pump, and another golem spent several ''thousand years'' at the bottom of the ocean before it was recovered, but neither of them did much walking in that time.
15th Jun '16 1:04:35 PM margdean56
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* In ''Comicbook/{{Concrete}}'', Ron Lithgow, the title character has noted that if he fell into a deep and large body of water, he would sink to the bottom without a big floatation device and/or special swimming equipment and his only chance of survival would be to walk on the bottom to a shallow area within an hour before he drowns.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Concrete}}'', Ron Lithgow, the title character has noted that if he fell into a deep and large body of water, he would sink to the bottom without a big floatation flotation device and/or special swimming equipment and his only chance of survival would be to walk on the bottom to a shallow area within an hour before he drowns.



* Mentioned in both ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'' and ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' as a reason to be careful around water during a zombie outbreak. It's also a reason to be vigilant after an outbreak, because you never know when a zombie might stumble out of the ocean and spark a new infection. However, he also stated the best place to be is on a boat. Doesn't matter if the zombies may be covering the oceans floor, as long as the water is deep enough, they cannot reach you.

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* Mentioned in both ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'' and ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' as a reason to be careful around water during a zombie outbreak. It's also a reason to be vigilant after an outbreak, because you never know when a zombie might stumble out of the ocean and spark a new infection. However, he also stated the best place to be is on a boat. Doesn't matter if the zombies may be covering the oceans floor, as ocean's floor--as long as the water is deep enough, they cannot reach you.
11th Apr '16 7:56:51 PM aye_amber
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** Extends to MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames in the swimming events: Other Sonic characters can swim but Sonic has to wear a life jacket and looks like he's trying to run through the water.

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** Extends to MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames in the swimming events: Other Sonic characters can swim but Sonic has to wear a life jacket and looks like he's trying to run through the water.
19th Mar '16 4:11:25 PM Derkhan
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* Creator/StevenErikson has also done one: In midnight tides, Ublala Pung, a huge humanoid with an extra pair of lungs is sentenced to death, by being burdened with gold then let swim across the river. Insted, he just walks across the bottom, waves to his captors, and walks away with the gold.

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* Creator/StevenErikson ''Literature/MidnightTides'', book five of the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', has also done one: In midnight tides, two examples:
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Ublala Pung, a huge humanoid with an extra pair of lungs Pung is sentenced to death, death by being burdened with gold then let [[WinYourFreedom a procedure called the Drownings]], and made to swim across the river. Insted, he just walks canal burdened with a bag of gold. However, thanks to being a [[OurGiantsAreBigger Tarthenal]], he's bigger than a human and has four lungs, enabling him to simply walk across the bottom, waves to canal's bottom and win his captors, and freedom.
** The Guardian, an entity of unspecified origin which is set up by Mael, Elder God of the Sea, to guard the names of long forgotten gods, is basically a suit of armor that
walks away with around on the gold.sea bottom and challenges any intruders.
23rd Jan '16 12:45:59 PM HeraldAlberich
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->'''Captain Jack:''' To the boats!\\
''[sees Barbossa glaring at him, steps back to let him speak]''\\

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->'''Captain Jack:''' To All hands to the boats!\\
boats! ''[sees Barbossa glaring at him, steps back to let him speak]''\\back]'' Apologies. You give the orders.\\



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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': The undead pirates walk along the ocean floor to reach Commodore Norrington's ships undetected.
** Earlier in the film, Jack and Will commandeer a skiff, turn it upside down and trap air inside it, and walk along the bottom of the harbor.
** And in ''Dead Man's Chest'', the [[FishPeople crew]] of the ''Flying Dutchman'' walk from their submerged ship to the shore of Isla Cruces.

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[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the Black Pearl]]'':
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The undead pirates walk along the ocean floor to reach Commodore Norrington's ships undetected.
** *** Earlier in the film, Jack and Will commandeer a skiff, turn it upside down and trap air inside it, and walk along the bottom of the harbor.
** And in ''Dead In ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest'', Chest]]'', the [[FishPeople crew]] of the ''Flying Dutchman'' walk from their submerged ship to the shore of Isla Cruces.
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