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* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''Disney/DonaldsCrime'', Donald climbs the stairs of a skycraper to escape the law, and with no way out, jumps off the roof onto another building. Just barely--the bricks he tries to grasp give way one after another until he can climb back up.

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* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''Disney/DonaldsCrime'', "WesternAnimation/DonaldsCrime", Donald climbs the stairs of a skycraper to escape the law, and with no way out, jumps off the roof onto another building. Just barely--the bricks he tries to grasp give way one after another until he can climb back up.

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* ''Film/TerminatorDarkFate''. Our heroes are in a Hummer hanging off the side of a dam by an attached parachute. Then an implacable KillerRobot from the future appears at the top of the dam. So Grace cuts the parachute cords.
-->'''Grace:''' Strap in.\\
'''Sarah:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Right, otherwise this might be dangerous.]]


* Even more tragic variant of this trope happened in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII on Japanese remote islands, such as Saipan and Okinawa, invaded by US forces. Most times the civilians, fearing the [[RapePillageAndBurn assumed atrocities]] to be committed by the Americans, rather jumped off the shore cliffs into the sea than surrendered.

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* Even more tragic variant of this trope happened in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII on Japanese remote islands, such as Saipan and Okinawa, invaded by US forces. Most times the civilians, fearing the [[RapePillageAndBurn assumed atrocities]] to be committed by the Americans, rather jumped off the shore cliffs into the sea than surrendered.surrender.


* Also happened during [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]]. To quote one firefighter on the scene, "how bad it is up there that the better option is to ''jump''?"

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* Also happened during [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]]. To quote one firefighter on the scene, "how "How bad is it is up there that the better option is to ''jump''?"


* In ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'', Nina's family tries to force her to suicice because they think that she destroyed the family honor. She then locks herself in her room together with her sister Leyla and escapes through the window before the family can open the door with a picklock.

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* In ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'', Nina's family tries to force her to suicice suicide because they think that she destroyed the family honor. She then locks herself in her room together with her sister Leyla and escapes through the window before the family can open the door with a picklock.


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* In ''Film/DeathHouse'', Agents Boon and Novak, trapped on a floor with violent psychopaths, decide jump down the elevator shaft, hoping to supplies their descent by skidding down the elevator cable.


* ''OnePiece'' in Impel Down.

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* ''OnePiece'' in ''Manga/OnePiece''
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* A rather less tragic example from Word War II saw British Airman Nicholas Alkemade leap from his bomber to escape death by burning. He fell 18,000 feet without a parachute and suffered only a sprained ankle.

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* A rather less tragic example from Word War II saw British Airman Nicholas Alkemade leap from his bomber to escape death by burning. He fell 18,000 feet without a parachute and suffered only a sprained ankle.ankle thanks to the cushioning of tree cover and 18 inches of snow.

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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', Seiya ends up in a tight spot when he's cornered at the edge of a cliff by Jamian and Shaina, with one arm broken and the other holding an unconscious Saori. After Saori wakes up, Seiya asks her if she's willing to take the risk with him, and then they jump off the cliff to escape.


* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' Biff corners Marty at the edge of a roof and Marty jumps - onto the the roof of the Delorean hidden from Biff's view, only a few feet below.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' Biff corners Marty at the edge of a roof and Marty jumps - onto the jumps. Something of a SuicidalGotcha since he lands on the roof of the Delorean hidden from Biff's view, only a few feet below.


* In ''Film/KissTheGirls'', after her escape from the SerialKiller Kate has to decide whether to leap off a 150 foot waterfall or be recaptured. She takes the jump and gets away.

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* In ''Film/KissTheGirls'', after during her escape from the SerialKiller Kate has to decide whether to leap off a 150 foot waterfall or be recaptured. She takes the jump and gets away.

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* In ''Film/KissTheGirls'', after her escape from the SerialKiller Kate has to decide whether to leap off a 150 foot waterfall or be recaptured. She takes the jump and gets away.

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* A RunningGag on ''Series/GetSmart'': The villain, exposed and cornered by the good guys, prepares to jump out a window. The heroes warn him he won't survive. He gloats that he'll get away because there's an awning or the like to break his fall, gets off one last evil laugh or WeWillMeetAgain one-liner, and jumps. Max goes to the window, looks down, turns back to face the room, and says, "[[CatchPhrase Missed it by *that* much.]]"


* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': When Katniss uses the Tracker Jackers to draw off the Careers, she ends up falling out of the tree while trying to rapidly climb down it.


* The Undermontain complex in ''ForgottenRealms'' sometimes. The point is, there are even rings made by its owner Halaster the Mad that allow to teleport inside the labyrinth at will... but only randomly and ''down''.

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* The Undermontain complex in ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' sometimes. The point is, there are even rings made by its owner Halaster the Mad that allow to teleport inside the labyrinth at will... but only randomly and ''down''.


* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'', the protagonist is forced to jump through a skylight into the abandoned building below to escape his [[FishPeople monstrous pursuers]].
* In an ''Literature/ImmortalsAfterDark'' novel, one heroine escapes this way from a FateWorseThanDeath.


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* In an ''Literature/ImmortalsAfterDark'' novel, one heroine escapes this way from a FateWorseThanDeath.
* In [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]]'s ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', a visit to the tar-pit of corrupt politicians ends with flying demons chasing some Italians up and off the wall surrounding the evil ditch. Thankfully for their victims, the demons can't move past the walls by [[{{God}} divine decree]] and the flying princes of {{Hell}} are trapped within their own walls.
* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'', the protagonist is forced to jump through a skylight into the abandoned building below to escape his [[FishPeople monstrous pursuers]].

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