Playing With: Ramp Jump
Basic Trope: A vehicle is driven very fast up a ramp so as to jump over a gap.
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- Straight: Edgar uses a ramp to jump his car over a stream.
- Exaggerated: Edgar uses a ramp to jump his rocket-propelled eighteen-wheeler onto the roof of an apartment building on the far side of the Mississippi River.
- Downplayed: ???
- Justified: Edgar has practised this sort of thing, and knows when it will work and when it won't.
- Inverted: A motorcyclist ramps off Edgar's car.
- Subverted: Edgar drives up the ramp as though he's going to try a jump, but screeches to a halt at the top of it.
- Double Subverted: ...because he wants to reverse and take a longer run-up.
- Every time Edgar gets into a car chase, he insists he can do this, but every time, he and his irate passengers end up soaking wet.
- Edgar lands his airplane only to drive it up the ramp.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Edgar decides to look for a bridge instead.
- Enforced: The writers believe that it just isn't a proper car chase unless there's one of these in it somewhere.
- Lampshaded: "I'd hate to see the bill for fixing the suspension on Edgar's car each month."
- Invoked: Whoever built the ramp did so specifically to allow people to make that particular jump.
- Exploited: Edgar's rival, knowing that Edgar is the kind of driver who'd try this sort of thing, sabotages the ramp.
- Defied: The authorities demolish the ramp to prevent people hurting themselves with dangerous stunts.
- Discussed: "Bridge? I don't need a bridge. If a ramp is good enough for James Bond, it's good enough for me."
- Conversed: "See that ramp there? I bet you the hero will have to drive up it when they get around to the car chase scene."
- Deconstructed: Edgar makes the jump, but the landing completely wrecks his car and he winds up in the hospital.
- Reconstructed: Edgar's car is designed with extra shock absorbers and so forth to ensure both he and it survive with minimal if any injuries.
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