'''Basic Trope''': A character goes though an event that is indicated to be unsurvivable, but usually survives.
* '''Straight''': Bob fell off a big cliff, but managed to cling to a branch before hitting the bottom.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob was [[SwallowedWhole eaten whole]] by a monster, who then fell off a cliff, followed by a bunch of rocks falling on him. Bob then manages to use his knife to rip out of the dead monster's body, and with heroic strength moves the rocks aside and comes to without a scratch.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bob survives the fall, but is realistically injured and spends months recovering.
** People go down and search for Bob, but are utterly shocked when they find him surviving SquashedFlat.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob was trained in [[ChekhovsSkill rock climbing]] and had specialized gear on him.
** Bob is immortal or has a HealingFactor; he ''can't'' die.
* '''Inverted''':
** "Bob is now in a [[PutOnABus sanctuary]]. Nothing {{b|usCrash}}ad happens there."
** Bob dies in something most people survive.
* '''Subverted''': The BigBad saw Bob fall off a cliff and assumed he died. This was a correct assessment.
* '''Double Subverted''': Bob didn't actually die, rather the person who fell off the cliff just happened to look like Bob.
* '''Parodied''':
** The cliff was only 4 ft high, Bob sprained an ankle in the fall and it took him a while to get back up.
** Bob falls off a cliff and, right onscreen, gets impaled on a sharp rock at the bottom. A bear comes by and mauls him into a bloody mess. Bob then reappears later completely intact like nothing ever happened and treats his experience as a minor annoyance, like it was a small bruise.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob fell off the cliff and died, became a ghost and haunted the BigBad. He was then brought back to life by one group of friends, but he CameBackWrong because another group already reincarnated his soul into another being.
* '''Averted''': Bob never survives anything that would make everyone think he is dead. Either he dies when he falls, or he never falls.
* '''Enforced''': CliffHanger
* '''Lampshaded''': Alice tells Bob, who is in great pain after falling off the cliff, that the BigBad probably won't look for him, seeing as no one could have normally survived that fall.
* '''Invoked''': When cornered, Bob jumps off the cliff, thinking that he could probably survive it and the BigBad would think he wouldn't
* '''Exploited''': Alice, knowing Bobs skill in rock climbing, makes a stand with Bob next to a cliff, hoping that if Bob is thrown off, maybe he can escape the BigBad's wrath.
* '''Defied''':
** The BigBad put {{spikes|OfDoom}} at the bottom of the cliff in case this would happen.
** All the characters on the show can feel each other's life force and know when one of them dies.
** "I'm pretty sure he's dead down there. But just in case, go down and check. [[NeverFoundTheBody And don't come back without his body.]]"
* '''Discussed''': "The river below the cliff is very fast. It would take a lot of effort to ensure that someone who fell in was actually dead."
* '''Conversed''': "Jumping off a waterfall into a river is seen a lot in movies. If you tried it you would hit the bottom and die."
* '''IntendedAudienceReaction''': The writers intended for Bob's death scene to be unquestionably fatal, but the fans come up with a way he could have survived it.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob falls off the cliff, and then rocks fall onto him, followed by a boulder, then out of nowhere a big boat. Just ask [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Wile E. Coyote]].
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Alice thinks Bob is dead, and her grief causes her to commit suicide.
** Joe stops Alice from running over to the cliff after Bob falls over it.
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