Wall And Fall
Hitting a wall in mid-air and slowly sliding down
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You are launched into the air. Maybe due to a Megaton Punch, maybe because of being shot out of a cannon. Point is, you're flung airborne. Then suddenly *SMACK*, you collide facefirst into a wall. Somehow surviving this, you slowly slide down (usually with sound effects.)

A common variant of this involves windows and glass walls, which also includes the shot from the inside of the glass, of the poor schmuck sliding down, again with sound effects.

Sometimes combined with Camera Abuse when they're flung at the camera. Results on a Face Plant half the time.

Not to be confused with Wall Slump. Contrast Wall Jump and Pinned to the Wall, as well as Wall Bounce.


  • George of the Jungle. ZERO CONTEXT EXAMPLE
  • Happens to an executive in The Hudsucker Proxy, who tries to commit suicide the same way as Mr. Hudsucker- turns out they replaced the glass at the end of the board meeting table with plexiglass after Hudsucker plummeted to his death- leaving the executive to smack into the glass and slowly slide down against it.
  • Played seriously in The Cabin in the Woods. In an attempt to escape the titular location, Curt Vaughan tries to launch a motorcycle over a chasm. He slams into a force field in midair and bounces down it to his death.
  • The guinea pig Blaster of Disney's G Force thinks he can escape from the display case in Elia's Pet Shop by ramming through the glass. This trope happens when he learns the hard way that its not glass and that it doesn't break on impact.
  • In Thor: The Dark World, during Thor and Malekith's fight, they're accidentally teleported onto the top of a building and then are seen skidding slowly down the bulding's windows.

Live-Action TV
  • Averted on Late Night With David Letterman when the titular host ran up to a trampoline and impacted against a plasterboard section covered with felt. At the time, Letterman was wearing a Velcro suit, so rather than sliding down the wall, he stuck in place to roaring laughter.

  • The father in the video for Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" tries to get back into the house by swinging on a rope. He hits the wall and the trope happens.

Video Games
  • Pokémon Black and White. In the sixth gym, the final cannon you are launched out of is too powerful, causing this.
  • In Meet the Medic video of Team Fortress 2, the Scout is launched onto a window and then slowly falls down.
  • S4 League: Some sniper and melee weapons have attacks that throw target back upon a hit. The player characters will slap flat against walls which are close enough in the direction of the throw, for additional damage and inability to act until they slide down along it. The throw-back effect is avoided by timely animation cancel, so relying on the wall slap can backfire in hardcore games.

Western Animation
  • Happens to Tarzan and Spiderman in Robot Chicken. ZERO CONTEXT EXAMPLE
  • This happens to Jessie in Pixar's Toy Story 3, when the toddlers in the day care center fling her against one wall. This is one of a montage of horrible experiences that Andy's toys endure to show that Lotso Bear has consigned them to toydom's equivalent of a ghetto.

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