Work Pages I Launched and Help maintain.
* Literature/DeathToTheFrench
* Literature/DeathLands
* VideoGame/EarthDefenseForceInsectArmageddon
* Series/HellOnWheels
* VideoGame/SniperElite
* VideoGame/SniperEliteV2
* VideoGame/FromTheDepths

Assorted General Research links and topics. Warning some of the links are to websites I don't always visit as overtime I have expanded my resources. If you find a link is down let me know I can remove or replace it. If you have a good link you think would fit here feel free to send to me in a PM.

[[http://www.globalsecurity.org/index.html General Research Link Recommended.]] Warning limited access on a monthly basis sans subscription.

[[http://www.rand.org/pubs/reprints/RP1412.html Rand Space Weapons Earth Wars]] Real world considerations of space based weaponry and warfare and its impact on the terrestrial side.

[[folder: ''Weapons and Warfare Law'']]
http://www.weaponslaw.org/ A collection of weapons law including various considerations in how the laws are interpreted.

[[folder: ''Weapons of Mass Destruction'']]
* [[http://www.carolmoore.net/nuclearwar/films.html Graphic Nuke Effect]]
* [[http://armageddononline.tripod.com/nuclear.htm Nuclear Warfare (Armageddon Online link) ]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_warfare Chemical Warfare]]
* [[http://www.howstuffworks.com/biochem-war.htm Chemical and Biological Weapons]]
* [[http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/gas.htm Chemical Warfare]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_warfare Nuclear Warfare]]
* [[http://www.freebase.com/view/en/nuclear_warfare Nuclear Warfare Topic Links Page]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_warfare Biological Warfare]]
* [[http://www.telemedicine.org/biowar/biologic.htm More Bio-warfare]]
* [[http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol5no4/kortepeter.htm CDC bio-weapons info]]
* [[http://tinyurl.com/gmprhnj A New Scientist article from October, 1986 highlighting the possible use of SDI "Star Wars Program" Laser Satellites.]]
against terrestrial targets
[[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvGO_dWo8VfcmG166wKRy5z-GlJ_OQND5 List of declassified Nuclear Test Videos]] This is a list of recently declassified, preserved, and now publically shared videos via the Lawrence Livermore National Labratory.

[[folder:''Tactics and Techniques'']]

''Civil War Tactics''
* [[http://polyticks.com/Hole/2k/tac101/tactics.htm Basic tactics and Battle of Gettysburg]]
* [[http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/smallarms/ig/Civil-War-Weapons-Gallery/ Selected Civil War Weapons]]
* [[http://www.teacheroz.com/Civil_War_Weapons.htm Civil War Weapons, Equipment, and Tech]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_Civil_War_rifles Civil War Rifles]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weapons_in_the_American_Civil_War Assorted Civil War Weapons]]
* [[http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/grimsley1/tour/default.htm More tactics]]

"''Tactics and Techniques''"

''Urban Warfare''

* [[http://defense-update.com/features/du-1-06/feature-urban-il.htm Urban Comabt the Israeli Experience]]
* [[http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/mout.htm Military Operations in Urban Terrain]]
* [[http://www.fas.org/man/eprint/marques.pdf Guerrilla Warfare in Urban Environments]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse-holing Mouse Holing]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_guerrilla_warfare Urban Guerrilla Warfare]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Fallujah Second Battle of Fallujah]]

''General Strategy''
* [[http://www.strategypage.com/default.asp Military Strategy I]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_strategy Military Strategy II]]

''General Refrences''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/ZenosWarbirds/videos Zenos Warbirds]] A collection of assorted training and informational films from mostly WWII and Korea era. Youtube link so it is not guaranteed to always be around.

[[https://www.youtube.com/user/webdev17/playlists Another youtube playlist collection consisting of a large number of informational, training, and historical videos of assorted interest including a lot of military related material.]]


[[folder: ''Types of Projectiles]]

TM 43-0001-28 Army Ammunition Data Sheets google for the reference.

[[http://www.designation-systems.net/ Designation Systems.net]] A website cataloguing a large number of US aircraft and weapon systems.

For the curious I dug these up on early explosive small arms rounds.\\
[[http://tinyurl.com/zxxg43q Check this out. Old description of early small arms exploding bullets.]] Referred to as a shell bullets or shell rounds.\\
[[http://tinyurl.com/hfcfjz3 A description of Fulminating rounds being used for hunting in reference to their effects against lions in particular.]]\\


[[folder: ''Weapon Effects'']]
''Weaponry Effects''

''Ballistics General Reference''
Before reading through any of the links below read this article. It is a very solid look at the mechanics of biology and Physics of wounding via gunshot.

[[http://www.rathcoombe.net/sci-tech/ballistics/wounding.html Rathcoombe Ballistics and Wounding]]

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_trauma Ballistic Trauma]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_gunshot_suicide Multiple Gunshot Suicide]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_ballistics Terminal Ballistics]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrostatic_shock Hydro Static Shock]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopping_power Stopping Power]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_KO_Factor Taylor KO Factor]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaporific_Effect Vaporific Effect]]
* [[http://www.firearmstactical.com/wound.htm Gunshot Wound Diagrams]]
* [[http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/GUNS/GUNINJ.html Gun Injuries]] Warning gun injuries is graphic in nature due to being based on real life material as part of medical trauma studies.

[[folder: Interesting vehicles, weapons, and equipment]]

[[folder: '''Tuefel's Tools''']]

Mostly assorted reference charts and calculators from around the internet that have proven useful in many discussions or for references.
* [[http://impact.ese.ic.ac.uk/ImpactEffects/ ''Impact Earth'' Purdue Asteroid Impact Calculator]] Same one linked from Atomic Rockets Text Version.
** [[http://www.purdue.edu/impactearth/ ''Impact Earth'' Graphical Version]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauge_%28bore_diameter%29#Conversion_guide A handy chart explaining gun gauges as a measurement of gun barrel diameter]] Aka Gauge to caliber conversion chart.
* [[http://www.aqua-calc.com/ Aqua Calc]] A large collection of measurements and conversion tables, charts, and tools.
* [[http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/index.html Engineering Tool Box]] Another site full of useful conversion tables, charts, and tools.
* [[http://www.navweaps.com/ Naval Weapons References]]
* [[http://www.chuckhawks.com/cxp.htm Winchest game rating]]
* [[http://www.shooterscalculator.com/ A general set of shooting and ballistic calculators for guns]]
* [[http://www.custompartnet.com/quick-tool/weight-calculator Weight by volume Calculator]]
* [[https://billstclair.com/energy.html Muzzle Energy Computer]]
* [[http://www.kylesconverter.com/ Kyle's Converter]] An online website for various converter calculators.


[[folder: Back of the Napkin Calculations]]

|| Travel Time Chart ||

A series of simple estimation tables generated for a discussion on a theoretical Planet Side to Space "Shore Battery". 15km/s was used as the low end for all basic projectiles and the base line for most of the comparisons. This chart would apply to any projectile fired in space. Projectile in this case would be things like rail gun rounds, giant rocks, missiles, rockets, or anything comparable. For the sake of simplification the basic assumption is that the projectile has achieved the listed velocity at launch or shortly after and maintains a steady velocity from launch to target.

|| '''HEO Table in 10 km/s Bands''' ||
|| Base Distance to Target 35,786 km ||
|| Speed km/s || Time To Target est. Seconds || Difference from previous velocity band || Difference from 15 km/s Starting Velocity ||
|| 15 km/s || 2,385.7/s || N/A || N/A ||
|| 20 km/s || 1,789.3/s || 596.4/s || 596.4/s ||
|| 30 km/s || 1,192.8/s || 596.5/s || 1192.9/s ||
|| 40 km/s || 894.6/s || 298.2/s || 1,491.1/s ||
|| 50 km/s || 715.7/s || 178.9/s || 1,670/s ||
||'''Common GPS Orbit Table in 10 kms Bands'''||
|| Base Distance to Target 20,350 km ||
|| Speed km/s || Time To Target est. Seconds || Difference from previous velocity band || Difference from 15 km/s Starting Velocity ||
|| 15 km/s || 1,356.6/s || N/A || N/A ||
|| 20 km/s || 1,017.5/s || 339.1/s || 339.1/s ||
|| 30 km/s || 678.3/s || 339.2/s || 678.3/s ||
|| 40 km/s || 508.7/s || 169.6/s || 847.9/s ||
|| 50 km/s || 407/s || 101.7/s || 949.6/s ||
||'''LEO Orbit Table in 10 kms Bands'''||
|| Base Distance to Target 2,000 km ||
|| Speed km/s || Time To Target est. Seconds || Difference from previous velocity band || Difference from 15 km/s Starting Velocity ||
|| 15 km/s || 132/s || N/A || N/A ||
|| 20 km/s || 96/s || 36/s || 36/s ||
|| 30 km/s || 66/s || 30/s || 54/s ||
|| 40 km/s || 49.8/s || 16.2/s || 82.2/s ||
|| 50 km/s || 39.6/s || 10.2/s || 92.4/s ||
||''' The 15 km/s shot at the three bands'''||
|| General Band at the borders of each band || Time in Seconds to target ||
|| HEO 35,786 km || 2,385.7/s ||
|| Common GPS 20,350 km || 1356.6/s ||
|| LEO 2,000km || 133.3/s ||
|| '''Shots with range bands in in 10K km bands.''' ||
|| Distance in increments of 10K km || Base speed of 15km/s= Time to target in seconds for base comparison || Velocity in increments of 10km/s band starting with 20 km/s = Time to Target in seconds ||


|| _________ || _________ || _________ || _________ || _________ || _________ ||
|| _________ || 15 km/s || 20 km/s || 30 km/s || 40 km/s || 50 km/s ||
|| 10K/km || 666.6/s || 500/s || 333.3/s || 250/s || 200/s ||
|| 20K/km || 1,333.3/s || 1000/s || 11.1/s || 8.3/s || 6.6/s ||
|| 30K/km || 33.33/s || 25/s || 16.6/s || 12.5/s || 10/s ||
|| 40K/km || 44.44/s || 33.3/s || 22.2/s || 16.6/s || 13.3/s ||
|| 50K/km || 55.55/s || 41.6/s || 27.7/s || 20.8/s || 16.6/s ||
|| 1,000 Km with velocities from 10km/s-100 km/s in 10km/s bands.||

|| Object Velocity || Time Taken in Seconds || Difference from previous velocity || Difference from base 10km/s Velocity ||
|| 10 km/s || 100/s || N/A || N/S ||
|| 20 km/s || 50/s || 50/s || 50/s ||
|| 30 km/s || 33.33/s || 16.6/s || 66.67/s ||
|| 40 km/s || 25/s || 8.33/s || 75/s ||
|| 50 km/s || 20/s || 5/s || 80/s ||
|| 60 km/s || 16.66/s || 3.33/s || 83.4/s ||
|| 70 km/s || 14.28/s || 2.37/s || 85.72/s ||
|| 80 km/s || 12.5/s || 1.78/s || 87.5/s ||
|| 90 km/s || 11.11/s || 1.39/s || 88.89/s ||
|| 100 km/s || 10/s || 1.11/s || 90/s ||
|| 5,000 km with velocities form 10km/s-100 km/s in 10km/s bands. ||

|| Object Velocity || Time Taken in Seconds || Difference from previous velocity || Difference from base 10km/s Velocity ||
|| 10 km/s || 500/s || N/A || N/A ||
|| 20 km/s || 250/s || 250/s || 250/s ||
|| 30 km/s || 166.66/s || 83.34/s || 333.34/s ||
|| 40 km/s || 125/s || 41.66/s || 375/s ||
|| 50 km/s || 100/s || 25/s || 400/s ||
|| 60 km/s || 83.33/s || 16.67/s || 416.67/s ||
|| 70 km/s || 71.42/s || 11.91/s || 428.58/s ||
|| 80 km/s || 62.5/s || 8.92/s || 437.5/s ||
|| 90 km/s || 55.55/s || 6.95/s || 444.45/s ||
|| 100 km/s || 50/s || 5.55/s || 450/s ||
|| 10,000 km with velocities form 10km/s-100 km/s in 10km/s bands. ||

|| Object Velocity || Time Taken in Seconds || Difference from previous velocity || Difference from base 10km/s Velocity ||
|| 10 km/s || 1,000/s || N/A || N/A ||
|| 20 km/s || 500/s || 500/s || 500/s ||
|| 30 km/s || 333.33/s || 166.67/s || 666.67/s ||
|| 40 km/s || 250/s || 83.33/s || 750/s ||
|| 50 km/s || 200/s || 50/s || 800/s ||
|| 60 km/s || 166.66/s || 33.34/s || 833.34/s ||
|| 70 km/s || 142.85/s || 23.81/s || 857.15/s ||
|| 80 km/s || 125/s || 17.85/s || 875/s ||
|| 90 km/s || 111.11/s || 13.89/s || 888.89/s ||
|| 100 km/s || 100/s || 11.11/s || 988.89/s ||
|| Charts for Light Second to 1 Light hour distances with velocities in 100 km/s, 500 km/s, and 1,000 km/s || Time Taken in days, hours, minutes, and seconds m=minute and s=seconds rounded up. ||


|| 1 Light Second=299,792 km || _____________ ||
|| 100 km/s || 49 m 58 s ||
|| 500 km/s || 10 m ||
|| 1,000 km/s || 5 m ||


|| 30 Light Seconds=8,994,000 km || _____________ ||
|| 100 km/s || 24 h 55 m 48 s ||
|| 500 km/s || 4 h 55 m 48 s ||
|| 1,000 km/s || 2 h 24 m 0 s ||


|| 1 Light Minute=11,180,000 km || _____________ ||
|| 100 km/s || 1 d 7 h 3 m 0 s ||
|| 500 km/s || 6 h 12 m 0 s ||
|| 1,000 km/s || 3 h 6 m 0 s ||


|| 30 Light Minutes=539,626,424 km || _____________ ||
|| 100 km/s || 62 d 10 h 57 m 44 s ||
|| 500 km/s || 12 d 11 h 47 m 32 s ||
|| 1,000 km/s || 6 d 5 h 53 m 46 s ||


|| 1 Light Hour=1,079,252,848 || _____________ ||
|| 100 km/s || 124 d 21 h 55 m 28 s ||
|| 500 km/s || 24 d 23 h 35 m 5 s ||
|| 1,000 km/s || 12 d 11 h 47 m 32 s ||


[[folder:''Electronic Warfare Information'']]
[[http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/rtnwcm/groups/public/documents/content/ew-quick-guide-pdf.pdf EW Poster Cheat Sheet]]
[[http://falcon.blu3wolf.com/Docs/Electronic-Warfare-Fundamentals.pdf EW Fundamentals]]
[[http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A644276 EW article series by h2g2]]

[[folder: Stuff]]

'''The You Are Green Speech From Boot Camp: MCRD Sandiego'''

''Here your race, color, creed, and religion do no matter. You are all worthless until you prove yourselves. You are no longer "I" you are This Recruit. You only have last names so we can pick your worthless slimy hides from the mass of green. Your are all GREEN, you may be light green or dark green, but you are all GREEN.''

* Deliberately Mispells the Teufel Part of his name as it is usually taken. Yes I am aware of the nuances of the German language and that Teufel Hunden is technically incorrect but its how the corps has viewed it for a long time and its how we are known.
* Was an armorer for the Marines. Armorer=Armored Cages full of hundreds of guns to repair, tweak, and tinker with.:)

[[folder: Tuefel Humor]]

'''Tuefel humor are things I find funny or amusing. Unless stated otherwise I am not the originator of the material'''
[[http://skippyslist.com/list/Skippy’s List: The 213 things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army]]

A little joke poem written when I made a bunch of pound cakes for people one year.

This weekend eight pound cakes will be made forged in the Ovens of Tuefel Haus.

''Two Cakes for families to have alongside their holiday pie.''

''Four for the hungry mouths in the echoing lobby of office.''

''One for the friend at work who made that really tasty stuff.''

''One cake to feed the bakers in their comfy computer chairs.''

''In the land of corn fields where sleeping Chihuahuas lie.''

''One kitchen in which to bake them all, One person to serve them,''

''One person to give them all and into hungry mouths feed them.''

''In the land of corn fields where sleeping Chihuahuas lie.''

Now for the groan factor the nom-dictionary... my poor wife she ended up laughing and shaking her head then unleashing [=PUNishment=].
This is Tuefel Made.

[=DeNOMination=]-Religion with tastiest souls

[=NOM de Guerre=]-a very tasty name

[=NOMinate=]-to pick the one with most flavors.

[=aNOMaly=]-To eat the irregular

[=AstroNOMer=]-studying nomming of existence.

[=astroNOMical=]-tasteful finity.

[=carciNOMa=]-in Soviet Russia NOM eats you.

[=chroNOMeter=]-measures NOM per second.

[=ecoNOMic=]-greedy companies go OM NOM NOM NOM NOM taxpayers money.

[=enveNOM=]-disagreeing with something you ate.

[=NOMad=]-food on the go.

[=trigoNOMetry=]-a complex meal.
* [[http://www.geoffmetcalf.com/rules_20021121.html List Below from Here]]

USMC Rules for Gunfighting

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Your life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

9.5 Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a ".4"

Navy Rules to Gunfighting

1. Go to Sea

2. Send the Marines

3. Drink Coffee


[[folder: Things to sort and research.]]

General Notes: WWII Common US Rifle Grenade. AT Grenade effective range for light and medium tanks and hardened position point targets is 75 yds. Fragmentation timed or impact 200yds area target.

Small Scale Naval and Land Artillery

Experiemental Armored Vehicles

Exotic Weaponry


[[folder: Possible Writing Work]]

Felsen Luft

Fora Thanks

@/{{MellonCollie}} for Felsen Luft and reminding me to describe how the alloy works better.
* No problem ^__^. Glad to help.[[/folder]]
[[folder: For Pics funny]]
Pics Collection Edited and moved. [[http://imgur.com/a/zJ1Ik It can now be found in this Imagur Album]]


[[folder: Vandalization]]

Preserved for Posterity since no one else can write on other tropers user pages any longer.

Oorah you silly Jarhead. -@/{{Barkey}}

* scribbles "USAF wuz here" on your wall*

[[MemeticBadass TUEFEL IV! TUEFEL IV! TUEFEL IV! TUEFEL IV!]] ~@/{{Zudak}}, natch.

Vandalism Muffin Go! -@/{{MissHedgey}}

You are awesome -@/{{Rumetzen}}

Here's to our very own Srgt. Rock. HUP TWO! - @/{{Krrackknut}}.

[==]* pokes* I saw what you did there, you vandal. :P - @/{{Dec}}

Heya Tuefel, Keep it classy. ~@/{{Lance}}.

I hide in your shadow and make faces at the ants that cross my path. * nods* [[spoiler: Also, a buttercup is a flower, a butter cup is a cooking aid. Get it straight before I poke you >:[ ]] ~@/{{Buttercupistiny}}
->Update: You are the Bloody Baron to my Peeves :3

You have one of the most chaotic contributer pages. Not that that's a bad thing. And you keep on bringing interesting links to the aviation thread. --{{Tropers/Catfish42}}

You always bring an expert opinion to anything military. [[SincerityMode Someday I wish to be as cool a person as you.]] - @/{{Flanker 66}}

"But Tuefel is an Elite Mook. Forget not that I am a former U.S. Marine. I eat razor wire and piss napalm." I salute thee, sir. - @/TheFan

First I found this page. Then I was like "hey that's awesome". Then I was like "whoa how does he know all this". Then I was like "haha so saving those images". Then I was like "my good sir, I can only aspire to being as awesome as you one day."-{{Tropers/Dreadnought}}

-salute- I'm impressed sir. There really aren't as many tropers who stir up admiration in me as much as you. Sir. :) - @/{{Keybreak}}

{{Proud Warrior Race Guy}} - {{harmattane}}, adding tropes as requested.

"That is the first sign of aging. You have absorbed so much Media your emitting trope radiation and its affecting your bio-electric systems." %Haven

Cool, you'd really hug a bear too? ~{{Tropers/Enzeru}}

You have probably heard this before, but ''that is an amazing amount of research material''. 0_0 Amazingness is known to be distributive, and your own amazingness has been confirmed separately by external observation in the fora, so... myth confirmed? I'm not sure exactly where I was going with that; I should probably reorganise before I publish. - @/{{Noaqiyeum}}

Greetings! I appreciate the humor ^_^ nil desperandum! ~@/LibrisDedita

I had a good laugh looking at your pictures folder. -Tropers/MokonaZero

You have the biggest troper page in the world... @/T448Eight

Post/Wiki Work/Wwrite up save space.
[[folder: The Parable Parable]]
||One Day Parable made a horrible joke in the forum.||
||http://static.mediatropes.info/pmwiki/pub/images/reiKyonko227032_jpg_100.png||They say there is no black and white, just shades of grey.||
||To which Parable responded, "there are 50 shades of grey, to be precise." ||
||Little did Parable know that his most heinous crime was witnessed someone watching quietly.||
||The initial reaction was obvious.||
||Action had to be taken soon.||
||It was clear something had to be done.||
||So hunters were sent for Parable.||
|| They scoured the world for Parable.||
||Parable was alerted to the search.||
||An attempt at drastic action by Parable was made.||
||It was not enough so Parable in an act of desperation made a shady deal.||
||But alas Parable was betrayed and forced to seek the final act to escape. He summoned his mighty army.||
||The Mighty Spartans. They were a force to be reckoned with. For a time they protected Parable from his pursuers.||
||Sadly the Spartan shields and spears were no match against an A-10 Thunderbolt Air Strike.||
||His army defeated Parable faced capture at the hands of his enemies.||
||The appearance of an implacible foe forced Parable to surrender.||
||His trial was swift and the verdict was stunning.||
||Parable was elated.||
||The public response was less enthusiastic.||
||Many were surprised.||
||Others Furious.||
||Soon an angry momb chased Parable.||
||While valiantly fighting back the mob Parable was suddenly slain by an assassin.||
||This is how the Parable Zombie Apocalypse started.||
||How this goes is a story for another day.||
After Credits

||[=FFiiiifffffty=] Ggggrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy!!!!||


[[folder: Trope idea]]

Help Tuefel with a trope idea.

What I am looking for.

Examples where an elevator used as a set piece for a surprise attack. This can be done anyway as long as it is focused on the elevator. The two chief examples being someone in an elevator is attacked by someone outside the elevator. This can be in the elevator lobby or through the ceiling or walls by surprise. The inverse is someone inside the elevator catches someone outside it by surprise in a surprise attack. This trope can play into other elevator related tropes. Elevators delivering a surprise booby trap would feasibly work as well.

Please PM me with examples.


Summary of the trope idea

The elevator often serves as a convenient method to direct some aspect of a work. Be it an action sequence, romance, or even a drawn out battle the elevator is a useful plot location. Because of the nature of an elevator it easily traps even powerful characters and induces a artificial weakness. It serves as a handy way to eliminate or kill a character and/or NPC's. Heroes and villains alike are vulnerable when inside an elevator as its confines limits options for movement and rarely offers any form of cover or protection from an attack. This makes the elevator an ideal point of ambush often leading to other elevator themed tropes like ElevatorActionSequence. Elevators packed with potential targets often become a mobile room filled with carnage.

It is not limited to action going into the elevator but can have the action coming from the elevator. An elevator door opens and suddenly all hell breaks loose from inside it. This can play into EmptyElevator where an empty elevator arrives and suddenly. Whether or not the elevator is attacked by those outside it something or someone burst from the elevator and surprises the people outside it. Sometimes an inquisitive person investigating what looks like might be an empty elevator gets snatched into the interior or through the roof hatch before they are dispatched.

Another possibility is the elevator is used to deliver a deadly surprise like bomb, grenade, or claymore mine that goes off taking out anyone lurking around elevator and often taking out the elevator as well.

While this is a trope you would more commonly find in Action, adventure, and/or suspense works it can show up in horror/scary works. Often with the monster/creature/ attacking people in the elevator through the roof, floor, walls, or door while the elevator is in motion. Sometimes the creatures stop the elevator before attacking with the occupants wondering what those strange sounds are before they are often fatally attacked in their suspended metal coffin. Two other variations are the monster jumping out of the elevator or the monster charging into as soon as the doors open. Sometimes someone will be snatched from inside the elevator through a roof maintenance and access hatch.

This trope is likely to serve as the spring board to other tropes and action sequences. For example the monster ambushes people in the elevator it comes to stop and the survivors run out with monster tearing through the elevator and initiating a chase sequence. Or the ambush doesn't quite work out and leads to an elevator action sequence.

The key part of the trope is the elevator serves as the point of surprise either from or into the elevator.

A specific example of how this trope might work is the elevator scene from the movie Film/TheDeparted Which can be seen here. [[http://youtu.be/b66y1LHixqY The Departed Elevator Scene]]
Costigan has apprehended Sullivan in front of Trooper Brown and takes Sullivan to the elevator leaving Brown behind. The scene then focuses on those two on their elevator ride down. As soon as the doors open at ground floor Costigan is ambushed and killed with a close range gunshot to the head by Trooper Barrigan. While two other characters are shot in this scene only one is ambushed thanks to the nature of the elevator delivering him to a predictable point allowing him to be shot in the head a second or two after the doors open.
Blurb Example
In movies an elevator can be a dangerous place to be in. Especially if you are any sort of character in an action, horror, thriller, or suspense work. Elevators can be deadly traps, an impromptu prison, mobile battle ground, or even possibly your ride to destiny. However there is another type of hazard from elevators. While they provide a often quick, convenient, and a easy way to rapid traverse vertical distances there are good reasons to avoid an elevator. Any character be they {{Mook}, RedShirt, Protagnist, Antagonist, or any other character climbing into an elevator is putting their life on the line. The elevator travels a predictable path in the majority of cases one of two directions handily indicated by some mechanism or device, most elevators cannot be seen out of meaning the characters inside cannot see possible threats outside the elevator, and many elevators are relatively small boxes that notably limit options for both cover and freedom of movement.

The very structure of most elevators scream shooting fish in a barrel or come get me I am an easy target. Unless you are on an absurdly large elevator you have little or no room to move and the majority of elevators have no place to hide. This makes them ideal spots to ambush someone while they are in it. Sometimes though the surprise comes from inside the elevator sprung upon those unsuspectingly waiting outside or perhaps GenreSavvy {{Mook}}s and RedShirts waiting or looking for the wrong thing only to be in turn surprised from inside or above the elevator.

There is a reason why in a combat situation in real life Military and Law and Enforcement opt to take the stairs instead. GenreSavvy or paranoid characters may avoid the obvious death trap altogether sometimes even opting to leave the would be ambushers with an empty elevator instead.

Elevator Ambushes are usually portrayed in one of two ways. The first way is someone gets into an elevator expecting the elevator ride to go as expected only to suddenly find themselves under attack from someone or something outside the elevator. In action movies it is pretty common for the elevator to be shot up as soon as the doors open just like shooting a fish in a barrel. Sometimes the shooting starts before the doors even opening denying the occupants any chance of being aware of their impending doom and possibly retaliating. In any horror or thriller movie the monster, mad man, or creature may surge through elevator doors as they open, drop in through the roof into the car, pull someone up through the roof, or even attack right through the floor, roof, or walls of the elevator car itself.

The other depiction of the elevator ambush is the surprise coming from inside the elevator being sprung on those waiting outside it. The doors on an elevator open and suddenly there is a character attacking from the supposedly easily controlled space often rapidly plowing through any opposition thanks to their element of surprise. An unlucky {{Mook}} or RedShirt might get yanked into a elevator suddenly if it opens and they go to investigate the lack of a person getting out. Sometimes the parties waiting outside the elevator attack the elevator before the doors open or lay in wait for any to occupant to arrive to their doom to suddenly have the tables turned on them. The character they were planning on ambushing will often burst from the elevator typically from the roof access hatch, a small part of the elevator not able to be seen directly, or even drop from a ceiling cling from above. Monsters, creatures, or other scary critters often surge out of the elevator or launch themselves from the ceiling or access hatch above.

Sometimes it is even possible for someone in the elevator to ambush someone else in it.

Elevator Ambushes are typically short. Those that run for too long lose the element of surprise and turn into other tropes like elevator action sequence.

Particularly clever or GenreSavvy characters may instead choose to leave a surprise in the elevator in their stead like a bomb, claymore mine, grenade sans pin or other unpleasant surprise to deal with their would be ambushers.


* Film/{{Dredd}}: Shortly after Dredd and Anderson assault up the stairs through the riot gas cloud an elevator is shown ascending. It arrives at a floor with an audible ding and is noticed by by two of Ma-Ma's thugs. One of the thugs goes to investigate the elevator peering into it before being jerked inside followed by the sound of the one the judges guns putting him down. Dredd and Anderson then attack out of the elevator with Dredd shooting the second thug.
* Film/TheGodFather:Victor Stracci and an associate are ambushed in an elevator by Peter Clemenza who uses a shotgun to kill both of them. The doors open and as they are trapped in the elevator they are killed with blasts from from the shotgun.
* Film/DieHardWithAVengeance: While John Mc Clain is riding the elevator with the Mooks down he catches on that they are not who they claim to be. While still in the elevator he distracts them with idle chatter and springs a surprise on them shooting the first guy and launching a ElevatorActionSequence that results in an elevator full of dead Mooks.
* Film/OnHermajestysSecretService: A mook is sitting at a desk when the elevator rings. Noticing no one gets out the Guard Mook walks over to the elevator and question. Bond leaps out shoving the door into the mooks face launching a short brawl with Bond subduing the Mook.
* Film/Watchmen: Ozymandias is discussing things with the business men when the elevator dings. The scene has an awkward pause as the surprised people and the faux delivery man stare at each other for a few short seconds. Then the faxu deliveryman drops his delivery and pulls out a pistol and begins shooting before stepping out of the elevator.
* Anime/SpaceAdventureCobra:
** In Episode 8 ''Fierce Battle! Cobra versus Bowie'', Cobra has to ascend an elevator to continue pursuing Crystal Bowie. At the top two of Bowie's mooks are waiting outside the elevator. As soon as it arrives they spray the elevator with weapon fire. The doors then open revealing no one is there. As they approach Cobra drops from the ceiling inside the elevator and kills both of them.
** Episode 7 "Janes's Revenge!", when Tavege is riding the elevator back down from the Refresh Center Cobra ambushes him outside the elevator with his Psycho Gun splitting both him and his armor in half from crotch to the top of his head.
* Anime/ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS: Chirico Cuvie and Fyana are fleeing together in VOTOMS from the plotters. Their pursuers rouse the local arena fighters with a promise of a big bounty. Instead of descending in the elevator Chirico places a directional bomb in it. The elevator doors open and the would be ambushers realize too late what it is. The bomb goes off and wipes out the ambushers and destroys the elevator in the process.
* VideoGame/FEAR: At one point in the game while wandering around one of buildings an elevator unexpectedly arrives and opens revealing a waiting enemy soldier who attacks the player right off the bat.
* VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: Snake gets onto a cargo elevator scouted out by Otacon. As he is riding it down it is revealed he is caught in ambush by four enemy soldiers wearing stealth camo suits waiting for him to get on. This leads to an ElevatorActionSequence as Snake fights the hidden enemies.
* VideoGame/DeadSpace2: After repairing the Solar Array elevator you are suddenly attacked by monsters as you ride the elevator resulting in an ElevatorActionSequence battle.
* VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney: In one mission it is an option to hide on top of an elevator and ambush someone getting into and hauling their body through the maintenance hatch.
* VideoGame/GearsofWar3: The player has to select an elevator to call. There is chance said elevator will arrive with enemies who immediately burst out to attack the player and friendly NPC's.