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* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': In ''[[TheMovie Der Film]]'' Rabbit Team shoots a Ferris wheel off its supports, causing it to roll down towards the enemy team's encirclement as a distraction. They call this "Operation Mifune", after the scene in ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', which they had watched the previous night. It works, and the Ooarai team is able to use the confusion to escape. As the wheel slows to a halt and topples over, the girls affectionately [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments thank "Ferris-senpai"/"Ferry-chan" for its help]].

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* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': In ''[[TheMovie Der Film]]'' Rabbit Team shoots a Ferris wheel off its supports, causing it to roll down towards the enemy team's encirclement as a distraction. They call this "Operation Mifune", after the scene in ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', which they had watched the previous night. It works, and the Ooarai team is able to use the confusion to escape. As the wheel slows to a halt and topples over, the girls affectionately [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments thank "Ferris-senpai"/"Ferry-chan" for its help]].help.



** Not to mention its prominent role in the finale, where [[spoiler:Samson BriarPatches Justin and Iris into riding it, Jonesy traps them at the top, then cuts the brakes and lets the thing go speeding around, and Ben uses Justin's life force to heal everyone at the show. SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Justin as he yells "BE STILL!" ''and the Ferris Wheel listens''.]]

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** Not to mention its prominent role in the finale, where [[spoiler:Samson BriarPatches Justin and Iris into riding it, Jonesy traps them at the top, then cuts the brakes and lets the thing go speeding around, and Ben uses Justin's life force to heal everyone at the show. SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Justin as he yells "BE STILL!" ''and the Ferris Wheel listens''.]]


* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panjandrum The Panjandrum]]. Justified, as it was ''designed'' to be a weapon.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panjandrum The Panjandrum]]. Panjandrum.]] Justified, as it was ''designed'' to be a weapon.


** Not to mention its prominent role in the finale, where [[spoiler:Samson BriarPatches Justin and Iris into riding it, Jonesy traps them at the top, then cuts the brakes and lets the thing go speeding around, and Ben uses Justin's life force to heal everyone at the show. CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Justin as he yells "BE STILL!" ''and the Ferris Wheel listens''.]]

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** Not to mention its prominent role in the finale, where [[spoiler:Samson BriarPatches Justin and Iris into riding it, Jonesy traps them at the top, then cuts the brakes and lets the thing go speeding around, and Ben uses Justin's life force to heal everyone at the show. CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Justin as he yells "BE STILL!" ''and the Ferris Wheel listens''.]]

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panjandrum The Panjandrum]]. Justified, as it was ''designed'' to be a weapon.


* ''Series/{{Bottom}}'': "Hole", in which Richie and Eddie find themselves stuck at the top of a rickety, illegal, death trap Ferris wheel just after the owners have closed it down pending its demolition? How will they ever escape? Well, they pray for salvation and God answers. Unfortunately, they then realise that they don't believe in God, so they fall anyway. They get better in time for the next episode.

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* ''Series/{{Bottom}}'': "Hole", in which Richie and Eddie find themselves stuck at the top of a rickety, illegal, death trap Ferris wheel just after the owners have closed it down pending its demolition? How will they ever escape? Well, they pray for salvation and God answers. Unfortunately, they then realise that they don't believe in God, [[PuffOfLogic so they fall anyway. anyway.]] [[SnapBack They get better better]] [[ResetButton in time for the next episode.]]


* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': In ''[[TheMovie Der Film]]'' Rabbit Team shoots a Ferris wheel off its supports, causing it to roll down towards the enemy team's encirclement as a distraction. They call this "Operation Mifune", after the scene in ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', which they had watched the previous night. It works, and the Ooarai team is able to use the confusion to escape. As the wheel slows to a halt and topples over, the girls affectionately [[FunnyMoments thank "Ferris-senpai"/"Ferry-chan" for its help]].

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* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'': In ''[[TheMovie Der Film]]'' Rabbit Team shoots a Ferris wheel off its supports, causing it to roll down towards the enemy team's encirclement as a distraction. They call this "Operation Mifune", after the scene in ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', which they had watched the previous night. It works, and the Ooarai team is able to use the confusion to escape. As the wheel slows to a halt and topples over, the girls affectionately [[FunnyMoments [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments thank "Ferris-senpai"/"Ferry-chan" for its help]].

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* {{Averted}} in ''Videogame/CallOfDuty4ModernWarfare'', while as the iconic Ferris wheel of the abandoned Soviet-era radioactive Ukrainian ghost town of Pripyat (located in the heavily guarded exclusion zone around the {{UsefulNotes/Chernobyl}} nuclear power plant) features prominently in the {{scenery gorn}} to set the overall spooky atmosphere of the missions "All Ghillied Up" and "One Shot, One Kill", it doesn't come loose from its moorings or collapse once the [[spoiler: stealth mission "goes hot" and turns into a running firefight during "One Shot, One Kill" to escape an Mi-28 Havoc that [[GunshipRescue comes to the aid of]] the {{Big Bad}}, Imran Zakhaev.]] This, despite all kinds of explosives going off in close proximity to the Ferris wheel, [[spoiler: which actually serves as the centerpiece for the climatic battle as the British SAS commando protagonist and his wounded commanding officer must fight off Russian ultranationalists in an attempt to hold out until they can be extracted.]]


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* ''TabletopGame/CardsAgainstHumanity'' has a white card labeled "An unhinged ferris wheel rolling toward the sea." There is a meme in the game's fandom that three cards should be used to form the sentence, "When you get right down to it, an unhinged ferris wheel rolling toward the sea is just a windmill full of corpses."
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[[folder:Table Top Games]]
* CardsAgainstHumanity has a white card labeled "An unhinged ferris wheel rolling toward the sea." There is a meme in the game's fandom that three cards should be used to form the sentence, "When you get right down to it, an unhindred ferris wheel rolling toward the sea is just a windmill full of corpses."
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* A Ferris Wheel crashes out its supports in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', except it then is used as a ''[[RuleofCool spaceship]]''

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* A Ferris Wheel crashes out its supports in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', except it then is used as a ''[[RuleofCool spaceship]]''


* In the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' expansion "A Matter of Family", Batgirl has to rescue some cops from this at one point. Considering it's an amusement park taken over by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, it doesn't come as much of a surprise.

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* In the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' expansion "A Matter of Family", Batgirl has to rescue some cops from this at one point. Considering it's an amusement park taken over by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, it doesn't come as much of a surprise.

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* The first level in the remake of devil may cry features one of these.


* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': In ThatOneCase for Satou, her partner died rather than choose to disarm a bomb in a Ferris wheel so he can send her the directions to another bomb that the bomber had hidden, and the location would not be given in full unless the timer was allowed to run out.
In the 20th film Gin causes the giant Ferris wheel to roll by shooting the axis with his helicopters minigun.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': In ThatOneCase for Satou, her partner died rather than choose to disarm a bomb in a Ferris wheel so he can send her the directions to another bomb that the bomber had hidden, and the location would not be given in full unless the timer was allowed to run out. \n In the 20th film Gin causes the giant Ferris wheel to roll by shooting the axis with his helicopters minigun.


* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': In ThatOneCase for Satou, her partner died rather than choose to disarm a bomb in a Ferris wheel so he can send her the directions to another bomb that the bomber had hidden, and the location would not be given in full unless the timer was allowed to run out. In the 20th film Gin causes the giant Ferris wheel to roll by shooting the axis with his helicopte's minigun.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': In ThatOneCase for Satou, her partner died rather than choose to disarm a bomb in a Ferris wheel so he can send her the directions to another bomb that the bomber had hidden, and the location would not be given in full unless the timer was allowed to run out.
In the 20th film Gin causes the giant Ferris wheel to roll by shooting the axis with his helicopte's helicopters minigun.


* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': In ThatOneCase for Satou, her partner died rather than choose to disarm a bomb in a Ferris wheel so he can send her the directions to another bomb that the bomber had hidden, and the location would not be given in full unless the timer was allowed to run out.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': In ThatOneCase for Satou, her partner died rather than choose to disarm a bomb in a Ferris wheel so he can send her the directions to another bomb that the bomber had hidden, and the location would not be given in full unless the timer was allowed to run out. In the 20th film Gin causes the giant Ferris wheel to roll by shooting the axis with his helicopte's minigun.


* TruthInTelevision: Ferris wheel accidents do happen, although more often a single seat failing when the [[ TooDumbToLive rider abuses it]] (they aren't typically fast enough to drop somebody who's just sitting) than the entire thing going haywire. Statistically you're still far more likely to die in the car ride to and from the amusement park/fair than from the Ferris wheel or any other ride there.

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* TruthInTelevision: Ferris wheel accidents do happen, although more often a single seat failing when the [[ TooDumbToLive [[TooDumbToLive rider abuses it]] (they aren't typically fast enough to drop somebody who's just sitting) than the entire thing going haywire. Statistically you're still far more likely to die in the car ride to and from the amusement park/fair than from the Ferris wheel or any other ride there.


* TruthInTelevision: Ferris wheel accidents do happen, although more often a single seat failing when the rider abuses it (they aren't typically fast enough to drop somebody who's just sitting) than the entire thing going haywire. Statistically you're still far more likely to die in the car ride to and from the amusement park/fair than from the Ferris wheel or any other ride there.

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* TruthInTelevision: Ferris wheel accidents do happen, although more often a single seat failing when the [[ TooDumbToLive rider abuses it it]] (they aren't typically fast enough to drop somebody who's just sitting) than the entire thing going haywire. Statistically you're still far more likely to die in the car ride to and from the amusement park/fair than from the Ferris wheel or any other ride there.

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