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*** Tank goes off a cliff, Nazi dies, Dr. Jones mourns Indina, Indy climbs up a vine behind him and sneaks up during his eulogy.

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*** Tank goes off a cliff, Nazi dies, Dr. Jones mourns Indina, for Indiana who seeming went down too, Indy climbs up a vine behind him and sneaks up during his eulogy.


*** Tank goes off a cliff, Nazi dies, Dr. Jones mourns, Indy climbs up a vine behind him and sneaks up during his eulogy.

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*** Tank goes off a cliff, Nazi dies, Dr. Jones mourns, mourns Indina, Indy climbs up a vine behind him and sneaks up during his eulogy.


This also includes the urban version: hanging from a flag pole. Another way to stop the fall is with a BladeBrake. If the character's items or equipment fall while or before they fall, you're being given a PlummetPerspective. This is one of the building blocks of ClimbSlipHangClimb.

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This also includes the urban version: hanging from a flag pole. Another way to stop the fall is with a BladeBrake. If the character's items or equipment fall while or before they fall, you're being given a PlummetPerspective. This is one of the building blocks of ClimbSlipHangClimb.
ClimbSlipHangClimb. Sister trope of ThePrecariousLedge.


* In the fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4191221/1/Stripped "Stripped"]], when ComicBook/BlueBeetle II and ComicBook/BoosterGold are [[TitleDrop stripped]] of their technological advantages, they get beaten and thrown to a cliff. Beetle's leg, broken, catches on a tree and Ted tries to bear the pain while he holds on to the dangling Booster for hours. TearJerker, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], and HoYay ensues. Most of the fic relies on the tension of wondering how long they can avoid dying.

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* In the fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4191221/1/Stripped "Stripped"]], when ComicBook/BlueBeetle II and ComicBook/BoosterGold are [[TitleDrop stripped]] of their technological advantages, they get beaten and thrown to a cliff. Beetle's leg, broken, catches on a tree and Ted tries to bear the pain while he holds on to the dangling Booster for hours. TearJerker, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], and HoYay ensues. Most of the fic relies on the tension of wondering how long they can avoid dying.

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* In the silent film ''Film/LaRoue'', two characters fight on the edge of a cliff. One goes over the edge and manages to cling on. He [[MutualKill shoots the other guy]] before [[DisneyVillainDeath falling to his death]].


You're on a cliff and fall off. Unless you're a [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes wily coyote]], there will be a ledge or branch below that you can hang from. For some reason the standard cartoon canyon has dead trees growing out of the sheer rock face. It's what CliffHanger is named from.

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You're on a cliff and fall off. Unless you're a [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes wily coyote]], there will be a ledge or branch below that you can hang from. For some reason reason, the standard cartoon canyon has dead trees growing out of the sheer rock face. It's what CliffHanger is named from.



* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. At the end, [[spoiler: a screaming Akito corners Tohru on a cliff. Tohru almost manages to convince her to let go of her hatred. But when Tohru extends her hand to Akito and she is about to take it... the cliff collapses, Tohru falls.]]

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* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. At In the end, [[spoiler: a screaming Akito corners Tohru on a cliff. Tohru almost manages to convince her to let go of her hatred. But when Tohru extends her hand to Akito and she is about to take it... the cliff collapses, Tohru falls.]]



* Happens to WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck in the Creator/DonRosa comic ''Incident at [=McDuck=] Tower''. After falling something like 50 meters from the top of a sky-scraper, he lands on a pole, which cracks under his weight. Just when he's about to reach a window, a bird settle on his head and the pole breaks.

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* Happens to WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck in the Creator/DonRosa comic ''Incident at [=McDuck=] Tower''. After falling something like 50 meters from the top of a sky-scraper, he lands on a pole, which cracks under his weight. Just when he's about to reach a window, a bird settle settles on his head and the pole breaks.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}} 3'' has a scene that [[ShoutOut purposely mirrors]] the famed scene from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', with Matau hanging on a ledge on the top of the Coliseum and Vakama, who's evil at the moment, trying to get him to fall. Thankfully by the time he does, Vakama's regained his mind and sense of duty, and lunges after him with a spiderweb-bungee rope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}} 3'' has a scene that [[ShoutOut purposely mirrors]] the famed scene from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', with Matau hanging on a ledge on the top of the Coliseum and Vakama, who's evil at the moment, trying to get him to fall. Thankfully by the time he does, Vakama's regained his mind and sense of duty, duty and lunges after him with a spiderweb-bungee rope.



** The angle from which it's filmed hides the fact that Lloyd is actualy hanging above a rooftop rather than the street below. The fall could still have been fatal, though.

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** The angle from which it's filmed hides the fact that Lloyd is actualy actually hanging above a rooftop rather than the street below. The fall could still have been fatal, though.



* ''Film/StarTrek2009''. Apparently, James T. Kirk practised for this trope when he was only a kid. Which is just as well given the amount of times it happens to him as an adult (twice in the 2009 movie alone).

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* ''Film/StarTrek2009''. Apparently, James T. Kirk practised for this trope when he was only a kid. Which is just as well given the amount number of times it happens to him as an adult (twice in the 2009 movie alone).



* This happens in ''Film/{{Maverick}}'' when the title character falls over the edge of the cliff, but manages to hold on the edge. The Marshal offers Maverick to [[TakeMyHand take his hand]] but he refuses until he almost falls to his death and changes his mind.

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* This happens in ''Film/{{Maverick}}'' when the title character falls over the edge of the cliff, cliff but manages to hold on the edge. The Marshal offers Maverick to [[TakeMyHand take his hand]] but he refuses until he almost falls to his death and changes his mind.



* Early into ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', the hero falls down an ice cliff but is saved by ramming his ice pick into the wall. Then his team mates save him via TakeMyHand.

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* Early into ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', the hero falls down an ice cliff but is saved by ramming his ice pick into the wall. Then his team mates teammates save him via TakeMyHand.



** An indoor version happens in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', with Vimes climbing a spiral stairs made of logs hammered in a large stone column when the one he just stepped on breaking.

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** An indoor version happens in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', with Vimes climbing a spiral stairs made of logs hammered in a large stone column when the one he just stepped on breaking.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World]]" ends with the TARDIS crew hanging onto the console while its tilted on its side when they were trying too get rid of Salamander. This was resolved at the beginning of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear]]".

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World]]" ends with the TARDIS crew hanging onto the console while its it's tilted on its side when they were trying too to get rid of Salamander. This was resolved at the beginning of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear]]".



** Sarah Jane also suffers the embarrassment of a cliffhanger in television edit of "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]". Unfortunately due to bad camera work and a poor location, it ends up coming across as more the embarrassment of a gentle slope.

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** Sarah Jane also suffers the embarrassment of a cliffhanger in television edit of "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]". Unfortunately Unfortunately, due to bad camera work and a poor location, it ends up coming across as more the embarrassment of a gentle slope.



* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': [[spoiler:Cloud manages to make Kadaj hang from a block, not cliff. It happens before Kadaj drops off the box containing Jenova's cells and the reunion starts.]]

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* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': [[spoiler:Cloud manages to make Kadaj hang from a block, not a cliff. It happens before Kadaj drops off the box containing Jenova's cells and the reunion starts.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': This happens close to OncePerEpisode in the digital world, for about any of the heroes. Hanging from a ledge is most distressing for the Lyoko Warriors, since a fall in the Digital Sea would be fatal, unlike the usual devirtualizations. A few Literal Cliffhangers also occur in the real world.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'': This happens close to OncePerEpisode in the digital world, for about any of the heroes. Hanging from a ledge is most distressing for the Lyoko Warriors, Warriors since a fall in the Digital Sea would be fatal, unlike the usual devirtualizations. A few Literal Cliffhangers also occur in the real world.



* In the end of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/DawnOfTheCroods'', a sudden eclipse causes a panic amongst the Croods, including Grug walking over a cliff because he couldn't see it in the dark.

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* In At the end of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/DawnOfTheCroods'', a sudden eclipse causes a panic amongst the Croods, including Grug walking over a cliff because he couldn't see it in the dark.


* ''Safety Last!'' is a 1923 comedy silent film starring Creator/HaroldLloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the bending hands of a clock on the side of a building as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic.

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* ''Safety Last!'' ''Film/SafetyLast'' is a 1923 comedy silent film starring Creator/HaroldLloyd. It includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the bending hands of a clock on the side of a building as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LittleAngelsTheBrightestChristmas'':
** In the opening montage, one of the angels' good deeds was to rescue a child who was falling from a cliff.
** Daniel and Jimmy go sledding off a cliff, giving the little brother serious injuries and kicking off the plot.
** When traveling to find a doctor, Daniel and his dog need to cross over a chasm with a log. The dog slips, and the angels need to rush to his rescue.
** To reach town, Daniel and Scout need to scale another cliff, and this time it's Daniel who takes a fall and needs saving.

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* Done in at least two ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'' episodes:
** This is how Tyrone meets Uniqua in "Polka Palace Party". The latter was so busy playing her clarinet that she didn't notice she was about to fall off a mesa, which is where Tyrone found her.
** In the snowboarding leg in "Race Around the World", Pablo, who is a terrible snowboarder, falls off a cliff and hangs from one of the signs that is supposed to tell the racers where to go. [[CrazyPrepared Austin]] saves him with a rope.


* ''Film/SpyHard'': Spoofed when Steele first defeats General Rancor, when his love interest Barbara Dahl is hanging from a cliff. Not only does Steele's sleeve rip, revealing a ridiculously muscular arm, but it stretches [[CartoonPhysics like they're in a cartoon]]. She falls into the ocean to her death, performing a swan dive.

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* ''Film/SpyHard'': Spoofed when Steele first defeats General Rancor, when his love interest Barbara Dahl is hanging from a cliff. Not only does Steele's Steele(Leslie Nielsen)'s sleeve rip, revealing a ridiculously muscular arm, but it stretches [[CartoonPhysics like they're in a cartoon]]. She falls into the ocean to her death, performing a swan dive.


And that's why he's called Cliff Hanger!\\
"Can't...hold...on...much...longer!"''

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And that's why he's called Cliff Hanger!\\
"Can't...hold...on...much...longer!"''
Hanger!''



* ''WesternAnimation/BetweenTheLions'': There is an animated segment in almost every episode with a cliffhanger. This cliffhanger will use words to try to get out of his predicament but he is almost always stuck on the same branch at the end of every segment.



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->''[[TheStinger "Can't...hold...on...much...longer!"]]''

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* ''WesternAnimation/BetweenTheLions'': There is an animated segment in almost every episode with a cliffhanger. This cliffhanger will use words to try to get out of his predicament but he is almost always stuck on the same branch at the end of every segment.

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* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/{{Deadpool}}'' during the transmission tower and magnetic apocalypse sequence in Genosha; after the last Wheel of Insanity, close to the top, explodes in his face and sends him flying, Deadpool manages to hang on to a piece of floating debris.
-->A ''cliff''hanger! How profound.


* A CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming is delivered to a character in ''Anime/FutakoiAlternative'' as she is being held up by her arm by the male protagonist. She's dangling a few hundred feet above the ocean, he's trying to left her up onto a collapsing bridge.

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* A CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming is delivered to a character in ''Anime/FutakoiAlternative'' as she A character is being held up by her arm by the male protagonist. She's dangling a few hundred feet above the ocean, he's trying to left her up onto a collapsing bridge.



* ''Film/StarTrek''. Apparently, James T. Kirk practised for this trope when he was only a kid. Which is just as well given the amount of times it happens to him as an adult (twice in the 2009 movie alone).

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* ''Film/StarTrek''.''Film/StarTrek2009''. Apparently, James T. Kirk practised for this trope when he was only a kid. Which is just as well given the amount of times it happens to him as an adult (twice in the 2009 movie alone).


* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E18Rise "Rise"]], the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off the SpaceElevator tens of thousands of feet above the ground, smugly goes back inside and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'':
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In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' the episode [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E18Rise "Rise"]], the VillainOfTheWeek throws Tuvok off the SpaceElevator tens of thousands of feet above the ground, smugly goes back inside and locks the door. Then we see Tuvok has grabbed onto part of the elevator that's sticking out. Problem is, he can't get past the door, and the elevator is climbing into the upper atmosphere where there's no air to breathe.breathe.
** [[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS3E2Flashback "Flashback"]] starts with Tuvok having a sudden memory of himself as a boy failing to save a girl from such a predicament. It then turns out that there's far more going on than a simple bad memory...

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