Playing With / Stepping Stones in the Sky

Basic Trope: Characters run and jump across falling debris.
  • Straight: When Emperor Evulz tries to kill Alice with Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, he's shocked to see her racing towards him across the same falling rocks he just dropped on her.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz detonates a number of buildings, in a desperate attempt to kill Alice. As he looks at the carnage, he's shocked to see Alice leap from building to building.
  • Downplayed: As a column cracks and starts to topple, Alice grabs her chance and scrambles to the top of it before it hits the ground.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Alice has been blown into the air by an explosion, and runs back through the shrapnel to get back down to earth.
  • Subverted: Alice runs up the debris until she realises how impossible that is, at which point she starts falling.
  • Double Subverted: But then she remembers that she is a Gravity Master.
  • Parodied: Alice and Bob stop running to have a brief conversation about how impossible it is that they're doing what they're doing, before deciding to just not worry about it too much.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice hides from the falling rocks, and climbs up the heap of rubble once it's settled.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "How are you doing that?"
  • Invoked: Alice can't see a way to climb out of a cave... so she blows up the ceiling and scrambles up the falling rocks.
  • Exploited: Evulz is a close range combatant much like Alice, and causes the rockfall so that she would get herself in striking distance.
  • Defied: "Quick! We can run up the stones as they fall!" "You... you never did very well in physics class, did you Bob?"
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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