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(permanent link) added: 2010-05-28 10:30:28 sponsor: KZN02 (last reply: 2010-05-28 10:30:28)

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A character operating a vehicle is in a tight spot; there's something blocking the path, someplace too high and/or far to reach, etc. What to do? Look for something that would be remotely be used as a ramp, or just build one, to perform a Ramp Jump.


Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • Black Lagoon: Rock uses a derelict ship to ramp the titular boat, then fire a torpedo directly into an attack helicopter.

Film

Literature
  • Chapter one of Feed ends this way. George uses a hill as an improvised ramp.

Live-Action TV

Web Comics

Western Animation
  • Jonny Quest episode "Mystery Of the Lizard Men'': while escaping enemy agents in the Sargasso Sea, Race Bannon and his pursuers both use an overturned boat as a ramp to jump their boats high in the air. The 2nd time, Race uses it to turn his hydrofoil into a deadly weapon. Watch it here, at 2:10-2:20 and 4:25-4:30.
  • Gwen in Ben 10: Ultimate Alien makes her own ramp out of Anodite magic.
  • Cars: Lightning McQueen uses a wrecked competitor during a race.

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