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* The short film [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjgtn9D-GOc Night Watch]] consists entirely of three goons trying to kill a man in an elevator. [[AssassinOutclassin They fail.]]



* ''Series/AlteredCarbon''. In "The Wrong Man", Ortega and Abboud step into an elevator with their prisoner Dimitri, only to be followed in by a hitman disguised as a police officer who frees Dimitri, leading to a rather bloody fight that ends with one policeman dead and the other severely wounded. In a later episode, the protagonist finds himself in an elevator with that same hitman, and suggests they cut straight to the fighting ([[CantKillYouStillNeedYou they don't]]).

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* ''Series/AlteredCarbon''. In "The Wrong Man", Ortega and Abboud step into an elevator with their prisoner Dimitri, only to be followed in by a hitman disguised as a police officer who frees Dimitri, leading to a rather bloody fight that ends with one policeman dead and the other severely wounded. In a later episode, the protagonist finds himself in an elevator with that same hitman, and suggests they cut straight to the fighting fighting.([[CantKillYouStillNeedYou they They don't]]).

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* ''Series/AlteredCarbon''. In "The Wrong Man", Ortega and Abboud step into an elevator with their prisoner Dimitri, only to be followed in by a hitman disguised as a police officer who frees Dimitri, leading to a rather bloody fight that ends with one policeman dead and the other severely wounded. In a later episode, the protagonist finds himself in an elevator with that same hitman, and suggests they cut straight to the fighting ([[CantKillYouStillNeedYou they don't]]).


* One of the last levels of ''Fighting Force'' takes place on an exposed lift with bad guys dropping in left and right. One of the earlier levels has the villain's penthouse elevator as a level. Very huge, with many items to smack the bad guys with. Both elevator ride times have in no way correlate with the size of the building they are in.

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* One of the last levels of ''Fighting Force'' ''VideoGame/FightingForce'' takes place on an exposed lift with bad guys dropping in left and right. One of the earlier levels has the villain's penthouse elevator as a level. Very huge, with many items to smack the bad guys with. Both elevator ride times have in no way correlate with the size of the building they are in.


** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' has Rebecca forced to take on a tyrant in a cargo elevator. Billy isn't there to help you, and no convenient, helicopter thrown grenade launchers either.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has you fight William/G on the same cargo elevator, while it's actually moving.

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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' has Rebecca forced to take on a tyrant in outisde a cargo elevator. Billy isn't there to help you, and no convenient, helicopter thrown grenade launchers either.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has you fight William/G William Birkin on the same a cargo elevator, while it's actually moving.moving. The remake also has Leon fight Mr. X on a moving funicular.


* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''
** A minor variation can be found in the first game: the platform moves horizontally rather than vertically.
** Then played straight in the second one with the Crooked Ascension.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''
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** A minor variation can be found in [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI the first game: game]]: the platform moves horizontally rather than vertically.
** Then played straight in [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII the second one one]] with the Crooked Ascension.


This trope is not to be confused with ElevatorGoingDown. Its polar opposite is the ''lack'' of action in an UncomfortableElevatorMoment.

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This trope is not to be confused with ElevatorGoingDown.ElevatorGoingDown, which is another form action entirely. Its polar opposite is the ''lack'' of action in an UncomfortableElevatorMoment.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Aliens}}'' features one early in the game, with the added caveat that you have to protect the cables from the Xenomorphs on the way down or suffer a lethal fall.


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* The first ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book featured an incident near the end where a big nasty monster was trying to kill Harry while he was in his fifth-floor office. He bolts for the elevator on the logic that it has big steel doors, which works okay until the [[spoiler:giant scorpion]] jumps down the shaft and starts ripping through the roof. Harry Dresden being Harry Dresden, he [[spoiler:uses a wind spell to lift the elevator to the top of the shaft, crushing the bug against the ceiling, then throws up a shield to survive the landing.]] He says in a later book that the elevator's never been the same since.

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* The first ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book featured ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ''Literature/StormFront'' features an incident near the end where a big nasty monster was is trying to kill Harry while he was he's in his fifth-floor office. He bolts for the elevator on the logic that it has big steel doors, which works okay until the [[spoiler:giant scorpion]] jumps down the shaft and starts ripping through the roof. Harry Dresden being Harry Dresden, he [[spoiler:uses a wind spell to lift the elevator to the top of the shaft, crushing the bug against the ceiling, then throws up a shield to survive the landing.]] He says in a later book that the elevator's never been the same since.



** '' Contest'' has a fight in an elevator ''shaft'' -- beneath a descending elevator.

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** '' Contest'' has a fight in an elevator ''shaft'' -- beneath a descending elevator.



* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'':
** Discussed and ultimately subverted in Creator/TimothyZahn's novel, ''Scoundrels''. A captured prisoner being escorted upstairs via [[CallARabbitASmeerp turbolift]] recounts various reasons why, despite the trope's popularity, trying to subdue his captors while in the lift is a ''bad'' idea -- surrounded by enemies, nowhere to run, with an unknown fate waiting at the end of the ride. The turbolift does make an excellent place to undo his restraints, though... and the turbolift ''lobby'' an excellent place to spring his ambush.

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''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': Discussed and ultimately subverted in Creator/TimothyZahn's novel, novel ''Scoundrels''. A captured prisoner being escorted upstairs via [[CallARabbitASmeerp turbolift]] recounts various reasons why, despite the trope's popularity, trying to subdue his captors while in the lift is a ''bad'' idea -- surrounded by enemies, nowhere to run, with an unknown fate waiting at the end of the ride. The turbolift does make an excellent place to undo his restraints, though... and the turbolift ''lobby'' an excellent place to spring his ambush.



* Danny Reagan and Maria Baez corner a pair of potential suspects in an elevator they all are sharing in a season 7 episode of ''Series/BlueBloods''. Rather than simply pin them to the wall and cuff them (they had the positional advantage as the two got onto the elevator with their backs to the police), they draw their weapons, which only cause the other two to pull out their own guns and results in a shootout that only fills about twenty square feet of space, leaving both of the suspects dead at the scene.

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* ''Series/BlueBloods'': Danny Reagan and Maria Baez corner a pair of potential suspects in an elevator they all are sharing in a season 7 episode of ''Series/BlueBloods''.episode. Rather than simply pin them to the wall and cuff them (they had the positional advantage as the two got onto the elevator with their backs to the police), they draw their weapons, which only cause the other two to pull out their own guns and results in a shootout that only fills about twenty square feet of space, leaving both of the suspects dead at the scene.



* In ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', the second-season finale features a prolonged fight between Kiera and Travis, beginning in a corridor before moving into an elevator, and finishing on the roof of another elevator.
* One of these happens (in a normal elevator, though, not a service elevator) in Episode 5, "Mafia vs. Yakuza", of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''.

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* In ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', the ''Series/{{Continuum}}'': The second-season finale features a prolonged fight between Kiera and Travis, beginning in a corridor before moving into an elevator, and finishing on the roof of another elevator.
* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': One of these happens (in a normal elevator, though, not a service elevator) in Episode 5, "Mafia vs. Yakuza", of ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''.Yakuza".



* In ''Series/HumanTarget'', Chance slides down an elevator cable while shooting a handgun downward against the security chief of an evil corporation wielding a shotgun whose in the elevator. Once inside the elevator, they loose the guns and fight hand-to-hand, eventually with a metal cover and railing used as impromptu weapons.

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* In ''Series/HumanTarget'', ''Series/HumanTarget'': Chance slides down an elevator cable while shooting a handgun downward against the security chief of an evil corporation wielding a shotgun whose in the elevator. Once inside the elevator, they loose the guns and fight hand-to-hand, eventually with a metal cover and railing used as impromptu weapons.



* Occurred in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' between Cameron and a strangely flexible female terminator. Even funnier when interrupted, as both have fake blood all over them.

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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Occurred in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' between Cameron and a strangely flexible female terminator.Terminator. Even funnier when interrupted, as both have fake blood all over them.




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* ''Webcomic/AdventureDennis'' has a bloody elevator ride in his last level.
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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: An offscreen one, when [[spoiler:Kallus]] beats up the stormtroopers ordered to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw him out an airlock]]. We see them going into the elevator, [[spoiler:Kallus smirking,]] and the doors close. When we come back, the doors open and [[spoiler:Kallus]] is [[WithMyHandsTied taking off his handcuffs]] with the stormtroopers behind him, unconscious.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour "Zero]] [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII "Zero Hour"]]: An offscreen one, when [[spoiler:Kallus]] beats up the stormtroopers ordered to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock throw him out an airlock]]. We see them going into the elevator, [[spoiler:Kallus smirking,]] and the doors close. When we come back, the doors open and [[spoiler:Kallus]] is [[WithMyHandsTied taking off his handcuffs]] with the stormtroopers behind him, unconscious.


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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' provides the page image and quote. All too aware of his SuperSoldier abilities, the antagonists attempt to capture Captain America this way. Cap gets on the elevator, then several 'friends' from his special ops unit join him. The elevator stops twice more to let on apparently innocuous suits plus some more soldiers until Cap is hemmed in on all sides. Realizing from their body language that something is wrong, he delivers the PreAsskickingOneLiner seen in this page's quote, then beats everyone up.
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' includes a CallBack to this scene [[spoiler:when Captain America [[TimeTravel travels back to]] to [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the Battle of New York in 2012]] to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter. He gets into an elevator with the same SHIELD/HYDRA soldiers and tells them the Secretary told them to give the scepter. Just when it seems a similar fight is going to break out, [[BaitAndSwitch instead Cap]] leans into Agent Sitwell's ear and says, "[[TrustPassword Hail HYDRA.]]" Shocked, the HYDRA forces give him the scepter.]]

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''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' provides the page image and quote. All too aware of his SuperSoldier abilities, the antagonists attempt to capture Captain America this way. Cap gets on the elevator, then several 'friends' "friends" from his special ops unit join him. The elevator stops twice more to let on apparently innocuous suits plus some more soldiers until Cap is hemmed in on all sides. Realizing from their body language that something is wrong, he delivers the PreAsskickingOneLiner seen in this page's quote, then beats everyone up.
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' includes a CallBack to this scene [[spoiler:when Captain America [[TimeTravel travels back to]] to [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the Battle of New York in 2012]] to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter. He gets into an elevator with the same SHIELD/HYDRA S.H.I.E.L.D./HYDRA soldiers and tells them the Secretary told them to give the scepter. Just when it seems a similar fight is going to break out, [[BaitAndSwitch instead Cap]] leans into Agent Sitwell's ear and says, "[[TrustPassword Hail HYDRA.]]" Shocked, the HYDRA forces give him the scepter.]]



* ''Series/{{Community}}'': In the sixth season episode "Modern Espionage" the dean is attacked by rival paintball players in an elevator. This scene is a parody of the elevator scene in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which was directed by The Russo Brothers, the director/producers of the first five seasons of Community.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': In the sixth season episode "Modern Espionage" the dean is attacked by rival paintball players in an elevator. This scene is a parody of the elevator scene in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', which was directed by The Russo Brothers, the director/producers of the first five seasons of Community.''Community''.



* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': The Season 2 episode "A Bitter Pill To Swallow" at one point features Gordon getting ambushed by an assassin in an elevator, and having a brutal fight as it continues making its way up.

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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'': The Season 2 episode "A Bitter Pill To to Swallow" at one point features Gordon getting ambushed by an assassin in an elevator, and having a brutal fight as it continues making its way up.


** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' includes a CallBack to this scene [[spoiler:when Captain America [[TimeTravel travels back to]] to [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the Battle of New York in 2012]] to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter. He gets into an elevator with the same SHIELD/HYDRA soldiers and tells them the Secretary told them to give the scepter. Just when it seems a similar fight is going to break out, Cap [[SubvertedTrope instead]] leans into Agent Sitwell's ear and says, "[[TrustPassword Hail HYDRA.]]" Shocked, the HYDRA forces give him the scepter.]]

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** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' includes a CallBack to this scene [[spoiler:when Captain America [[TimeTravel travels back to]] to [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the Battle of New York in 2012]] to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter. He gets into an elevator with the same SHIELD/HYDRA soldiers and tells them the Secretary told them to give the scepter. Just when it seems a similar fight is going to break out, Cap [[SubvertedTrope instead]] [[BaitAndSwitch instead Cap]] leans into Agent Sitwell's ear and says, "[[TrustPassword Hail HYDRA.]]" Shocked, the HYDRA forces give him the scepter.]]


** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' includes a CallBack to this scene [[spoiler:when Captain America [[TimeTravel travels back to]] to [[Film/Avengers2012 the Battle of New York in 2012]] to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter. He gets into an elevator with the same SHIELD/HYDRA soldiers and tells them the Secretary told them to give the scepter. Just when it seems a similar fight is going to break out, Cap [[SubvertedTrope instead]] leans into Agent Sitwell's ear and says, "[[TrustPassword Hail HYDRA.]]" Shocked, the HYDRA forces give him the scepter.]]

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** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' includes a CallBack to this scene [[spoiler:when Captain America [[TimeTravel travels back to]] to [[Film/Avengers2012 [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the Battle of New York in 2012]] to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter. He gets into an elevator with the same SHIELD/HYDRA soldiers and tells them the Secretary told them to give the scepter. Just when it seems a similar fight is going to break out, Cap [[SubvertedTrope instead]] leans into Agent Sitwell's ear and says, "[[TrustPassword Hail HYDRA.]]" Shocked, the HYDRA forces give him the scepter.]]


* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' provides the page image and quote. All too aware of his SuperSoldier abilities, the antagonists attempt to capture Captain America this way. Cap gets on the elevator, then several 'friends' from his special ops unit join him. The elevator stops twice more to let on apparently innocuous suits plus some more soldiers until Cap is hemmed in on all sides. Realising from their body language that something is wrong, he delivers the PreAsskickingOneLiner seen in this page's quote, then beats everyone up.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' provides the page image and quote. All too aware of his SuperSoldier abilities, the antagonists attempt to capture Captain America this way. Cap gets on the elevator, then several 'friends' from his special ops unit join him. The elevator stops twice more to let on apparently innocuous suits plus some more soldiers until Cap is hemmed in on all sides. Realising Realizing from their body language that something is wrong, he delivers the PreAsskickingOneLiner seen in this page's quote, then beats everyone up.up.
** ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' includes a CallBack to this scene [[spoiler:when Captain America [[TimeTravel travels back to]] to [[Film/Avengers2012 the Battle of New York in 2012]] to retrieve the Mind Stone from Loki's scepter. He gets into an elevator with the same SHIELD/HYDRA soldiers and tells them the Secretary told them to give the scepter. Just when it seems a similar fight is going to break out, Cap [[SubvertedTrope instead]] leans into Agent Sitwell's ear and says, "[[TrustPassword Hail HYDRA.]]" Shocked, the HYDRA forces give him the scepter.]]

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* ''VideoGame/UltimateChickenHorse'':
** The Mansion has a small elevator that must be called using a button.
** The Nuclear Plant has a large elevator that starts automatically.

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