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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Manga/TheEnigmaOfAmigaraFault This hole, it was made for me]]!]]

->''"If you're like me, when you first saw [[http://what-if.xkcd.com/39/ this question,]] you might've imagined the puck leaving a cartoon-style hockey-puck-shaped hole. But that's because our intuitions are shaky about how materials react at very high speeds."''
-->-- ''Blog/WhatIf''

Any cartoon character running towards a solid body at sufficient speed will pass through and leave a hole exactly the same shape as they are (including clothing, fur and whiskers, etc.). May be combined with ThereWasADoor and be [[RuleOfFunny played for comedy]]. If the character is large enough, it can become a RooflessRenovation. Can also be horizontal if falling from a great height.

Sometimes, if the surface is metal, the character will leave a perfect depressive imprint, often in impossible mold-like shapes.

For dramatic use see CraterPower.
!!Example subpages:

* ImpactSilhouette/{{Advertising}}
* ImpactSilhouette/AnimeAndManga
* [[ImpactSilhouette/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
* [[ImpactSilhouette/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]
* ImpactSilhouette/{{Literature}}
* ImpactSilhouette/LiveActionTV
* ImpactSilhouette/PuppetShows
* ImpactSilhouette/VideoGames
* ImpactSilhouette/WebComics
* ImpactSilhouette/WesternAnimation



* When Creator/JohnPinette was seated in an exit row on a plane, the flight attendant lectured him about his responsibility to open the door if there was an emergency. John responded that he would ''not'' open the door, he'd make his ''own'' door, and everyone would want to use his door because it would be much bigger than the other one.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* When their boss wants to assign a dangerous mission to the eponymous protagonists of ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'', he usually finds only their silhouettes in a nearby wall (or in one case a several-inches-thick solid steel armor plate).
* Done a number of times in Creator/DonRosa's ''Uncle Scrooge'' stories "ComicBook/TheBlackKnight" and "The Black Knight Glorps Again", thanks to Arpin Lusene's suit of universal-solvent-coated armor. At one point Donald is blasted through a wall in a similar way by a sabotaged canon, and Lusène notes that this trick is much easier with his suit.
* In ''Comicbook/ActionComics'' issue #308, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} takes care of a little girl who has gained powers for a short while. At a point, the child -Candy- trips over a toy and plunges through the wall of the house, leaving a Candy-shaped hole.
* In a rare reverse example, UndergroundComics superhero Wonder Wart-Hog repels an alien bombing of Earth, then catches a tiny HappyFunBall bomb, which explodes and evaporates the city, leaving a Grand Canyon-size crater, with only remaining sections of the building and street that were shielded by his invulnerable body.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'':
** In one arc after Garfield's birthday, Garfield does it to Nermal ''[[RuleOfThree three times]]'', leaving [[http://garfield.com/comic/1999/07/02 three perfectly Nermal-shaped holes in the wall.]]
** Happens again (just one hole though) in [[http://garfield.com/comic/2008/05/31 the May 31, 2008 strip]], prompting Jon to say he's getting tired of replacing their front door.
** The [[http://garfield.com/comic/2011/06/09 June 9th, 2011 strip]] had Garfield sending Nermal through a door, which left a Nermal-shaped hole in the door.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Downplayed in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': Socrates ends up crashing into the ceiling, but never actually breaks through it.
* In episode 36 of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', during Vegeta's initial attack on Android 19, he kicks the robot so hard, the android's body extends in a foot-shaped lump behind him.
-->'''Vegeta:''' Well well, [[BondOneLiner looks like I'm a size 19]].
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12491136/12/Star-Trek-Odyssey-URE chapter 12 of Star Trek Odyssey URE]]'', Ron is teaching an [[TrainingFromHell extreme combat course]] at [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Beacon Academy]], and has managed to [[CurbStompBattle absolutely mop the floor with teams RWBY and CFYV]]. To knock Ron's ego down a few pegs, Jaden gave team RWBY some enhanced dust rounds that were more powerful and had tracking capabilities. The shot that Ruby hit Ron with [[BlownAcrossTheRoom sent him flying into the opposite wall]] and left behind a "perfectly Ron-shapped crater."

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Check out minute 2:12 of Ray Steven's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNmcB50NALQ "Sitting Up with the Dead"]] video.
-->''I hollered, "Rev, that kitchen ain't got no door in it!"\\
He said, "Don't worry son, it will have in a minute!"''
* In Music/MichaelJackson's "[[Music/{{Bad}} Smooth Criminal]]" (''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' version), Michael shoots a gangster and [[BlownAcrossTheRoom blows him across the room]] and through a brick wall, leaving a man-shaped hole.

* The bottom of the playfield for Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/BatmanDataEast Batman]]'' pinball shows the Joker's body making a silhouette on the ground after his fall from the church tower.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the sample powers in the ''HERO'' system sourcebook, designed for super-strong characters, is essentially the ability to do this by smashing into the wall and crashing through. It's based off of the tunnelling power intended to let you dig through soil at superspeed -- except it only works on walls.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' adventure "Vapors Don't Shoot Back". During the adventure the {{PC}}s will attack an old ship. One picture shows a clone-shaped hole in the ship after a PC on a jet ski has run through it.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ParcAsterix_6611.jpg A ballista display]] from Parc ComicBook/{{Asterix}} alludes of such an incident (with just the outer layer of a wall, though, not going through).
* You actually go through [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Barnstormer5_6695.jpg one]] in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Goofy's Barnstormer.]]
* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** After Snidely gets fired out of a cannon in ''Ride/DudleyDoRightsRipsawFalls'', he crashes through a building, leaving behind a silhouette.
** In the queue line of the former ''Ride/TwisterRideItOut'' attraction, there was a [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Twister_Ride_it_Out_03.jpg metal door with a massive imprint of a cow.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* A ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' column has noted that the reaction of a ''Cracked'' employee to hearing the words "Open Bar" involved leaving a man-shaped hole in the wall.
* Discussed in ''Blog/WhatIf'', "[[http://what-if.xkcd.com/39/ Hockey Puck]]".
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'':
** In the review of ''Princess Diaries 2'', when Hyper Fangirl goes crazy trying to play the movie again, her forgetting to update the DVD player somehow electrocutes her and sends her flying through the roof, leaving a hole in the shape of her body.
** In "Top 11 Anti-Drug [=PSAs=]", during an ad featuring a woman [[ItMakesSenseInContext diving into an empty pool]], the Critic ponders if this happened while the ad cuts away from the woman.
* The Sci-Fi analysis website Atomic Rockets states in its [[http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/spacegunconvent.php Space Warfare]] section [[note]]Ctrl-F "Hypervelocity" and scroll down to the Wil-E Coyote pic[[/note]] that the possibility of this happening in Real Life depends on how fast the impact is compared to the speed of sound in the impacted material. Impact Silhouettes happen at Mach 1 in the target material (5000 feet/second for steel), which given sound travels faster in most solids than in air is very fast indeed.

* This happens in a British BBC 2 ident called "Animated 2" from 1995, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHKRMgj9sxs click here]] to watch the ident at 00:21. As it goes, a "2" shaped piano falls from above and [[FloorboardFailure crashes through the floorboard]], leaving behind its outline.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In an example of RealityIsUnrealistic, a common objection by 9/11 conspiracy theorists is the complete and total failure of the 757 which crashed into the Pentagon, to make a 757-shaped "hole" in the reinforced, feet-thick fortress wall, complete with wings. Ironically, if you factor out the wings (which, being lightweight and hollow, simply disintegrated on impact), it ''actually did'' leave a 757-shaped hole. It also helps that the plane had hit the ground first and had a reduced speed upon impact. The commonly-cited ''Popular Mechanics'' rebuttal of this theory specifically mentions, hilariously, that [[RealityIsUnrealistic a jumbo jet does not leave "a cartoonish hole" shaped exactly like an airplane]]. Not helping the issue was the fact that the entrance holes in the World Trade Center buildings ''did'' look like a plane with wings, unlike the Pentagon's smaller conical hole (this was because the Pentagon's walls are heavily reinforced with numerous interior pillars, unlike the WTC's glass and concrete outer shell).
* Check out [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hinsdale_APA-120_-_kamikaze.jpg this photo]] from Wiki/TheOtherWiki of the [=USS=] ''Hinsdale'' after taking a hit from a Kamikaze pilot.
* Trees along the sides of roads will often have their branches "trimmed" into rectangular openings by passing trucks.
* In 2016, Chernobyl's [[SealedEvilInACan Reactor IV]] got a new sarcophagus called the New Safe Confinement Structure. Due to the radiation hazard around Reactor IV and the risk of structural collapse of the [[LeakingCanOfEvil old 1986 sarcophagus]], the NSCS was built nearly half a mile away and slid ''on rails'' over the destroyed reactor. Both the front and back sides of the gargantuan structure had tightly-fitting cutouts to allow the structure to lock into place without touching the dangerously unstable old sarcophagus. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7aMcKinrWY Video]] showing both its immense size and EfficientDisplacement!