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* As can be expected, this can be found amongst the many, many traps of [[MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The heroes react a bit unusually to the huge boulder covered in spikes, however. Gil runs ''toward'' it before jumping atop the boulder (with [[DamselScrappy Zola]] in his arms, to boot), and Agatha flies above it with one of her little clanks. Professor Tiktoffen ("I wondered where that went on Thursdays.") and a sign on the wall both imply that [[https://girlgenius.fandom.com/wiki/The_Happy_Fun_Ball_of_Death The Happy Fun Ball of Death]] is always in motion and has a pre-programmed course through the castle.

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* As can be expected, this can be found amongst the many, many traps of [[MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The heroes react a bit unusually to the huge boulder covered in spikes, however. Gil runs ''toward'' it before jumping atop the boulder (with [[DamselScrappy Zola]] in his arms, to boot), and Agatha flies above it with one of her little clanks. Professor Tiktoffen ("I wondered where that went on Thursdays.Tuesdays.") and a sign on the wall both imply that [[https://girlgenius.fandom.com/wiki/The_Happy_Fun_Ball_of_Death The Happy Fun Ball of Death]] is always in motion and has a pre-programmed course through the castle.


* There's an issue of the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic book that includes this, as well as homages to Indy in general. Heck, Sonic even dresses in a fedora.

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* There's an issue of the ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' comic book that includes this, as well as homages to Indy in general. Heck, Sonic even dresses in a fedora.



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** In [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog the original game's]] Marble Zone, the player had to outrun some lava. In later games RiseToTheChallenge was more common.

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** In [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 the original game's]] Marble Zone, the player had to outrun some lava. In later games RiseToTheChallenge was more common.


* As can be expected, this can be found amongst the many, many traps of [[MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The heroes react a bit unusually to the huge boulder covered in spikes, however. Gil runs ''toward'' it before jumping atop the boulder (with [[DamselScrappy Zola]] in his arms, to boot), and Agatha flies above it with one of her little clanks. Professor Tiktoffen ("I wondered where that went on Thursdays.") and a sign on the wall both imply that the "rolling fun ball of death" is always in motion and has a pre-programmed course through the castle.

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* As can be expected, this can be found amongst the many, many traps of [[MalevolentArchitecture Castle Heterodyne]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. The heroes react a bit unusually to the huge boulder covered in spikes, however. Gil runs ''toward'' it before jumping atop the boulder (with [[DamselScrappy Zola]] in his arms, to boot), and Agatha flies above it with one of her little clanks. Professor Tiktoffen ("I wondered where that went on Thursdays.") and a sign on the wall both imply that the "rolling fun ball [[https://girlgenius.fandom.com/wiki/The_Happy_Fun_Ball_of_Death The Happy Fun Ball of death" Death]] is always in motion and has a pre-programmed course through the castle.


* The temple of ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldAndTheCursedKingdom'' has a sequence with a very persistent boulder of questionable physics. There ''is'' a point where the boulder can be dodged, which allows accessing a chest without having to revisit the area.

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* The temple of ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldAndTheCursedKingdom'' ''VideoGame/MonsterBoyAndTheCursedKingdom'' has a sequence with a very persistent boulder of questionable physics. There ''is'' a point where the boulder can be dodged, which allows accessing a chest without having to revisit the area.

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* The temple of ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldAndTheCursedKingdom'' has a sequence with a very persistent boulder of questionable physics. There ''is'' a point where the boulder can be dodged, which allows accessing a chest without having to revisit the area.


** ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Doom]]'' uses the "descending ceiling" variety, in which Indy and his sidekick Short Round are about to be crushed by a spiked ceiling coming towards them. They only escape by convincing Miriam, who's on the outside of the trap, to pull a bug-covered lever to make the ceiling go back up.

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** ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Doom]]'' uses the "descending ceiling" variety, in which Indy and his sidekick Short Round are about to be crushed by a spiked ceiling coming towards them. They only escape by convincing Miriam, Willie, who's on the outside of the trap, to pull a bug-covered lever to make the ceiling go back up.


[[caption-width-right:350:Franchise/IndianaJones [[WaxingLyrical can't stop the rock]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Franchise/IndianaJones [[WaxingLyrical can't can't]] [[Music/Apollo440 stop the rock]].]]

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* Ludo from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' uses his DishingOutDirt power to fill the Goblin City with boulders, causing them to run all over the place.

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* Recklessness with this trope got the ''Series/UnbeatableBanzuke'' competition cancelled. In May 2002 there was a dangerous new challenge called Power Island. The contestants had to ''[[InvertedTrope catch]]'' a ball weighting 47kg and that had 1.8m of diameter as it rolled down a slope, push it to the top and then balance over it across a path. The first contestant, a Chinese student, fell off it and later got diagnosed with cervical vertebrae injury. Because he didn't look too hurt as he left for medical care the staff just resumed the show. And then the next contestant, a Japanese student, was outright run over by the ball and was paralyzed by the injuries.

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** In ''VideoGame/LaraCroftGO'', one of the hazards in the game are rolling boulders. Since it's turn-based, the boulders only roll after Lara moves to the next tile, but you still need to make sure you don't waste any turns escaping them.

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* Baby Kermit (as "Indiana Frog") is seen doing this in the opening credits of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984''. It also frequently crops up whenever Kermit imagines himself as Indiana Frog in an episode.


* In the 8th episode of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', Mary and Karva had to run away from a boulder after activating a trap switch.

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* In the 8th episode of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', ''Anime/GranblueFantasy'', Mary and Karva had to run away from a boulder after activating a trap switch.





* The Jungle Temple stage in ''VideoGame/UltimateChickenHorse'' features a special coin on an altar to the right, which, if one of the players can grab and successfully take it to the end, offers a point bonus. However, the moment the coin is taken, a boulder will crash from beyond the altar and roll to the left, which is where the exit is located. The coin itself respawns every round whether taken or not.



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** Every ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' game has at least one level like this, featuring boulders, giant polar bears and Triceratops. In the first one, if you glitch your way behind the boulder, It will (somehow) fly backward to fall on you.

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** Every ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' game has at least one level like this, featuring boulders, giant polar bears and Triceratops. In the first one, if you glitch your way behind the boulder, It will (somehow) fly backward to fall on you.


* This also happens to Disney/MickeyMouse in ''Land of Illusion''.

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* This also happens to Disney/MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse in ''Land of Illusion''.

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