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One character has just fallen over the edge of a cliff after getting pushed over by the villain. Fortunately, he is able to [[LiteralCliffhanger grab onto the side of the cliff]] to prevent himself from falling to his death. However, the villain, being the CardCarryingVillain that he is, attempts to get rid of the hero by stomping on his hands, causing the hero to slowly lose his grip on the cliff that he's hanging on to.

More often than not, the villain misses the hand or the hero grabs their leg with the other arm, resulting in the villain falling instead.

This is a common {{Villain Trope|s}} that can show up in some forms of media.

{{Fingore}} is usually implied, if not invoked.

Related to KickTheDog


[[AC: {{Anime}} / {{Manga}}]]
* A more friendly version is featured in one episode of ''Anime/LupinIII''; it has Fujiko clinging precariously to the side of a moving train. To get her off, Zenigata smacks her hands with a flyswatter.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' during an invasion of a marine base where he's split up from his crew, Luffy ends up hanging over a ledge. This leads to a gag sequence where an entire horde of marines try stomping his hands while he uses his rubber powers to quickly shimmy across the ledge.
* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', Bakura drops Atem into a gorge by doing this, causing the Memory World to go dark. [[spoiler: But Atem's not dead, just unconscious.]]

[[AC: {{Film}} - Animated]]
* Near the end of WesternAnimation/MonstersInc, Randall starts stepping on Sulley's hands while he is hanging onto the edge of a door. However, before he can do so, Boo is able to stand up to Randall and save Sulley.
* In Disney/TheLionKing, Scar ''claws'' Mufasa's paws while the latter is hanging from a cliff.
** He also does it to Simba during the final battle, but Simba gets the strength to lunge back after the "I killed Mufasa" revelation.
* In ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld'', Ratcliffe does this to John Smith and actually makes him fall off the building, though he survives.

[[AC: {{Film}} - Live-Action]]
* Happens in ''SpyKids 3'' when Juni falls off his Mega Race bike and manages to grab Rez's.
-->'''Juni:''' Hey Rez! Gimme a hand!
-->'''Rez:''' How about a foot?
* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot, Kirk is hanging off the edge of the Romulan drill, and a Romulan keeps attempting to stomp on his hands. [[spoiler: Until Sulu runs the Romulan through with his sword, that is.]]
* Variation in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': As Indy is desperately holding onto the cannon of the Nazi tank, Colonel Vogel grabs a shovel and starts hitting Indy's hands with it.

[[AC: {{Literature}}]]
* In the sixth TheWitcher book Literature/TowerOfTheSwallow, one of the servants of the BigBad tries to chase Ciri across a frozen lake. The ice breaks and as the man hangs tries to pull himself out... Ciri skates across his fingers.
* This happens to Dakin in Lynne Reid Banks's ''The Farthest-Away Mountain.'' [[spoiler:To one hand. She talks her assailant into pulling her up rather than stomping her other hand and letting her fall.]]

[[AC: {{Live-Action TV}}]]
* In ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "[[Recap/TheAdventuresOfSupermanS1E21TheHumanBomb The Human Bomb]]", the VillainOfTheWeek steps on ComicBook/JimmyOlsen's hands as he hangs from the ''Planet'' building's ledge. Jimmy falls and has to be caught by Superman.
* In Series/{{Alcatraz}}, a variation happened to Rebecca's partner in the backstory. He jumped over to a roof while pursuing a felon and didn't quite make it. He's hanging onto a wire bolted to the roof when the felon runs back and kicks him loose, leading to his death.

[[AC: VideoGames]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Shinobido}}'' if you're detected while hanging from a ledge the enemies will try to stomp on your hands making you fall.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Bokoblins can do this to Link if they spot him hanging on a ledge.
* In ''ResidentEvil4'', Krauser will do this to Leon as he's dangling off a ledge. An ActionCommand is needed to knife Krauser in the leg and give Leon a chance to pull himself back up.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', if Snake is hanging off the edge of Metal Gear Rex, Liquid will stomp on his fingers.

[[AC: WesternAnimation]]
* In the Merrie Melodies ''Tale of Two Kitties'' short, Catstello (a cat based on Lou Costello) is hanging on a clothesline or cable by his pawtips. Tweety jumps up and down on this pawtips, before pulling them off the line one by one.
-->This widdow piddy went to market...this widdow piddy stayed home...this widdow piddy had woast beef...Weww, what do you know - I wan outta piddies!
** Tweety also did it to Eddie Valiant in Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit.
** He also did it to Sylvester in a later cartoon.
* In the [[PixarShorts Pixar Short]] "For the Birds", a large annoying crane-like bird is hanging by its claws from a telephone wire, and little blue birds start pecking at them to get him to fall off the wire... not realizing he's holding the wire down like a bowstring and when he lets go they'll all be shot upward.