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* Turned into a literal site/sight gag in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. The title character bumps into a column, which tips over and falls into its neighbor, causing a chain reaction to go all the way around the agora. Especially when he threw the pillar that caused the first part of the reaction, causing the second part, a repeat of the first one, all over again.

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* Turned into a literal site/sight gag in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}''. The title character bumps into a column, which tips over and falls into its neighbor, causing a chain reaction to go all the way around the agora. Especially when he threw the pillar that caused the first part of the reaction, causing the second part, a repeat of the first one, all over again.


* ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'': the episode where Kick had to escape from an evil librarian. The last shelf misses her when it falls against a statue, but then the books fall and bury her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'': ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowskiSuburbanDaredevil'': the episode where "If Books Could Kill" has Kick had to escape escaping from an evil librarian. The last shelf misses her when it falls against a statue, but then the books fall and bury her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In "[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS1E7DuelOfTheDroids Duel of the Droids]]" Ahsoka knocks over several shelves in a storage room by pushing the first into its neighbor while escaping from Grievous.

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* Done deliberately in ''Film/FoulPlay''. Tony is in a shootout with Stiltskin, the lead hitman, in a wine cellar. After trading shots, Tony realizes the shelves of wine bottles are lined up, and he knocks the first one down, causing the others to follow suit. Then he runs out while the Stiltskin is distracted and opens fire. It's not clear whether Tony got Stiltskin with his shot or Stiltskin was crushed by the falling shelf, but either way he's just as dead.

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* In 1978, when architecture student Diane Hartley reported a dangerous flaw in the stilted design of Manhattan's Citicorp Center (now 601 Lexington), civil engineers calculated that if a windstorm struck the building at the right angle, it could topple over sideways, potentially striking adjacent buildings and setting off a domino-effect mass collapse. Ultimately averted via emergency repairs to reinforce the skyscraper's structural supports, although a close call with Hurricane Ella ''nearly'' kicked off this trope on a catastrophic scale in the middle of Midtown.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In ''The Bet''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In ''The Bet''.Mystery'', ''The Bet'' and ''The Society''.


->'''Dr. Bey:''' (''stutters in disbelief'') Oh, look at this! Sons of the pharaohs! Give me frogs, flies, locusts! Anything but you! Compared to you the other plagues were a joy!\\

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->'''Dr. Bey:''' (''stutters ''[stutters in disbelief'') disbelief]'' Oh, look at this! Sons of the pharaohs! Give me frogs, flies, locusts! Anything but you! Compared to you the other plagues were a joy!\\


* In ''Film/GeoStorm'', this happens to actual buildings in Hong Kong as a heat wave strikes and the underground gas lines explode.



%%* Occurs in the book ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons''.

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%%* * Occurs in the book ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons''.''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'' so Robert Langdon can break out of the sealed chambers in the Vatican Archives.

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* In ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', the Spelling Bee and Humbug start brawling in the Word Market of Dictionopolis, and knock down all the dealers' stalls this way.


* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/original-timeline/371-the-three-little-witches The Three Little Witches]]:
--> Palantir and Abra reached up and applied all their might into keeping the shelf from falling. Clover scrambled to her feet and pushed. Together, they shoved the tall bookshelf back-
--> -so far back that the bookcase tipped over the other way, hitting the bookcase on the other side, tipping IT over, creating a domino effect. Fortunately, it only tipped over three more bookcases, but from where the Three Little Witches stood, it was a scene of horrific devastation.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': In [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/original-timeline/371-the-three-little-witches php/content_page/9/371 The Three Little Witches]]:
--> Palantir and Abra reached up and applied all their might into keeping the shelf from falling. Clover scrambled to her feet and pushed. Together, they shoved the tall bookshelf back-
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back-\\
-so far back that the bookcase tipped over the other way, hitting the bookcase on the other side, tipping IT over, creating a domino effect. Fortunately, it only tipped over three more bookcases, but from where the Three Little Witches stood, it was a scene of horrific devastation.

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* ''Literature/PrincessesOfThePizzaParlor'': The Academy's library, according to Book 1, it looked:
--> like a children's game of dominoes. All it would take was one push and it would all come tumbling down. From the look of things, this may have happened in the past, on more than one occasion.

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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/original-timeline/371-the-three-little-witches The Three Little Witches]]:
--> Palantir and Abra reached up and applied all their might into keeping the shelf from falling. Clover scrambled to her feet and pushed. Together, they shoved the tall bookshelf back-
--> -so far back that the bookcase tipped over the other way, hitting the bookcase on the other side, tipping IT over, creating a domino effect. Fortunately, it only tipped over three more bookcases, but from where the Three Little Witches stood, it was a scene of horrific devastation.
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Implied in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2014/06/02 this]] {{Webcomic/Precocious}} strip.

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* Implied in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2014/06/02 this]] {{Webcomic/Precocious}} strip.

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Implied in [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2014/06/02 this]] {{Webcomic/Precocious}} strip.
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* In ''Three O'Clock High'', a fight in a library leads to entire bookshelves getting knocked down like dominoes.

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* In ''Three O'Clock High'', ''Film/ThreeOClockHigh'', a fight in a library leads to entire bookshelves getting knocked down like dominoes.

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