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** [[WrapAround The hero jumps into the pit and emerges from the top of the screen.]]


** Anything that falls into a pit is LostForever. The pit will [[HostileTerraforming gradually drain natural resources and disrupt the ecosystem]] of any planet it’s on prevent it being recycled and slowly turning it into a barren wasteland.

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** Anything that falls into a pit is LostForever.lost forever. The pit will [[HostileTerraforming gradually drain natural resources and disrupt the ecosystem]] of any planet it’s on prevent it being recycled and slowly turning it into a barren wasteland.


'''BottomlessPit''': A random chasm or drop that kills you if you fall in it. Alternately, a pit that is effectively as deep as it needs to be.
* '''Straight''': There is a massive chasm ahead on the hero’s path, and it’s so deep the bottom is invisible...wether due to camera issues or light issues. Jumping in leads to death.

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'''BottomlessPit''': '''Basic Trope''': A random chasm or drop that kills you if you fall in it. Alternately, a pit that is effectively as deep as it needs to be.
* '''Straight''': There is a massive chasm ahead on the hero’s path, and it’s so deep the bottom is invisible...wether whether due to camera issues or light issues. Jumping in leads to death.



* '''Downplayed''': NonLethalBottomlessPits

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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NonLethalBottomlessPits



* '''Justified''': The game’s set on a ShatteredWorld: of course these are everywhere.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The game’s set on a ShatteredWorld: of course these are everywhere.



* '''Inverted''': Jumping down the pit is the only way to save yourself from an otherwise unavoidable barrage of arrows.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Jumping down the pit is the only way to save yourself from an otherwise unavoidable barrage of arrows.



* '''Subverted''': The hero fails to jump over the pit…And it turns out that it’s actually rather short, and the pit just had a darkness spell over it to make it look deep.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The hero fails to jump over the pit…And it turns out that it’s actually rather short, and the pit just had a darkness spell over it to make it look deep.



* '''Double Subverted''': The hero hits a trapdoor, and THAT one is bottomless.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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The hero hits a trapdoor, and THAT one is bottomless.



* '''Parodied''': A villain falls down the bottomless pit. OnceAnEpisode, for the rest of the series, [[IFellForHours they cut back to him doing something random.]]
** The pits are literally everwhere; inside houses, on walls, even inside chests!

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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A villain falls down the bottomless pit. OnceAnEpisode, for the rest of the series, [[IFellForHours they cut back to him doing something random.]]
** The pits are literally everwhere; everywhere; inside houses, on walls, even inside chests!



* '''Lampshaded''': “Seriously? A yawing chasm into oblvin? In a CASTLE? Who make these things?”
* '''Invoked''': Emperoer Evulz insists on putting the pits everywhere.

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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“Seriously? A yawing chasm into oblvin? oblivion? In a CASTLE? Who make these things?”
** “Ahh, it’s another one of those mysterious death pits isn’t it?” “How cliché. [[NecessaryWeasel But they’re not disappearing anytime soon.]]”
* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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Emperoer Evulz insists on putting the pits everywhere.



* '''Exploited''': You can kick your enemies into the pit. Screaming about ancient greek city states while doing so is optional.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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You can kick your enemies into the pit. Screaming about ancient greek Greek city states while doing so is optional.



** “Why did you think that would work? I can FLY!”
* '''Discussed''': “Ahh, it’s another one of those mysterious death pits isn’t it?” “How cliché. [[NecessaryWeasel But they’re not disappearing anytime soon.]]”

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** “Why did you think that would work? I can FLY!”
* '''Discussed''': “Ahh, it’s another one of those mysterious death pits isn’t it?” “How cliché. [[NecessaryWeasel But they’re not disappearing anytime soon.]]”“Why did you think that would work? I can FLY!”



* '''Deconstructed''': If you fall into a bottomless spit, you die of thirst. It takes days to die that way…in and out of game.
** Building all those pits has exhausted Evulz’s resources for little actual gain, as they do comaprivly little to stop the hero’s progress.
** Anything that falls into a pit is LostForever. The pit will [[HostileTerraforming gradually drain natural resources and disrupt the ecosystem]] of any planet it’s on prevent it being recycled and slowly turning it into a barren wasteland.
* '''Reconstructed''': The hero has a CyanidePill for [[MercyKill this exact purpose.]]

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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If you fall into a bottomless spit, you die of thirst. It takes days to die that way…in and out of game.
** Building all those pits has exhausted Evulz’s resources for little actual gain, as they do comaprivly comparatively little to stop the hero’s progress.
** Anything that falls into a pit is LostForever. The pit will [[HostileTerraforming gradually drain natural resources and disrupt the ecosystem]] of any planet it’s on prevent it being recycled and slowly turning it into a barren wasteland.
wasteland.
* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
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The hero has a CyanidePill for [[MercyKill this exact purpose.]]



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* '''Played For Drama:’’’ The hero lost a loved one down the pit, and doesn’t even have a TragicKeepsake to show for it.

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* '''Played For Drama:’’’ Drama:''' The hero lost a loved one down the pit, and doesn’t even have a TragicKeepsake to show for it.


'''BottomlessPit'': A random chasm or drop that kills you if you fall in it. Alternately, a pit that is effectively as deep as it needs to be.

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'''BottomlessPit'': '''BottomlessPit''': A random chasm or drop that kills you if you fall in it. Alternately, a pit that is effectively as deep as it needs to be.



** Anything that falls into a pit is LostForever. The pit will [[Hostile Terraforming gradually drain natural resources and disrupt the ecosystem of any planet it’s on prevent it being recycled and slowly turning it into a barren wasteland.

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** Anything that falls into a pit is LostForever. The pit will [[Hostile Terraforming [[HostileTerraforming gradually drain natural resources and disrupt the ecosystem ecosystem]] of any planet it’s on prevent it being recycled and slowly turning it into a barren wasteland.


** [[DwarfFotress The pit is used as ]] [[MundaneUtility garbage disposal.]]

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** [[DwarfFotress [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress The pit is used used]] as ]] [[MundaneUtility garbage disposal.]]


** [[DwarfFotressThe pit is used as ]] [[MundaneUtility garbage disposal.]]

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** [[DwarfFotressThe [[DwarfFotress The pit is used as ]] [[MundaneUtility garbage disposal.]]


* '''Downplayed''': NonLethal BottomlessPits
** You can actually see the bottom of the pit, but its obvious fatal to jump into.

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* '''Downplayed''': NonLethal BottomlessPits
NonLethalBottomlessPits
** You can actually see the bottom of the pit, but its obvious it's obviously fatal to jump into.into due to it's depth.

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'''BottomlessPit'': A random chasm or drop that kills you if you fall in it. Alternately, a pit that is effectively as deep as it needs to be.
* '''Straight''': There is a massive chasm ahead on the hero’s path, and it’s so deep the bottom is invisible...wether due to camera issues or light issues. Jumping in leads to death.
* '''Exaggerated''': [[GravityBarrier The pit serves as a barrier to all passage, as it’s long enough to fill the horizon.]]
* '''Downplayed''': NonLethal BottomlessPits
** You can actually see the bottom of the pit, but its obvious fatal to jump into.
* '''Justified''': The game’s set on a ShatteredWorld: of course these are everywhere.
** They’re literally bottomless, being holes in space-time that are more like black holes than true pits.
* '''Inverted''': Jumping down the pit is the only way to save yourself from an otherwise unavoidable barrage of arrows.
** The pit opens in the roof and reverse gravity, sending you flying upwards into the stratosphere
* '''Subverted''': The hero fails to jump over the pit…And it turns out that it’s actually rather short, and the pit just had a darkness spell over it to make it look deep.
** The [[WingedHumanoid winged hero falls down the pit… and then flies out. Duh.]]
* '''Double Subverted''': The hero hits a trapdoor, and THAT one is bottomless.
** He’s then pulled back in by a massive hand that emerges from the darkness of the pit.
* '''Parodied''': A villain falls down the bottomless pit. OnceAnEpisode, for the rest of the series, [[IFellForHours they cut back to him doing something random.]]
** The pits are literally everwhere; inside houses, on walls, even inside chests!
* '''Zig Zagged''': It’s actually a tunnel: anything going in will be thrown out the other side of the planet, neatly charbroiled due to the earth’s core.
* '''Averted''': All pits have visible ends, with or without spikes of doom. o.
* '''Enforced''': It’s a platform game.
* '''Lampshaded''': “Seriously? A yawing chasm into oblvin? In a CASTLE? Who make these things?”
* '''Invoked''': Emperoer Evulz insists on putting the pits everywhere.
** You gain an item mid-game that lets you put them anywhere you want.
* '''Exploited''': You can kick your enemies into the pit. Screaming about ancient greek city states while doing so is optional.
** [[DwarfFotressThe pit is used as ]] [[MundaneUtility garbage disposal.]]
* '''Defied''': BottomlessPitRescueService
** “Why did you think that would work? I can FLY!”
* '''Discussed''': “Ahh, it’s another one of those mysterious death pits isn’t it?” “How cliché. [[NecessaryWeasel But they’re not disappearing anytime soon.]]”
* '''Conversed''': “Why do you always die at the bottom of the pit? It’s not like you can hit the ground!”
* '''Implied''': The hero drops a torch down the pit, and it disappears into blackness before hitting the bottom. He wisely decides to avoid it.
* '''Deconstructed''': If you fall into a bottomless spit, you die of thirst. It takes days to die that way…in and out of game.
** Building all those pits has exhausted Evulz’s resources for little actual gain, as they do comaprivly little to stop the hero’s progress.
** Anything that falls into a pit is LostForever. The pit will [[Hostile Terraforming gradually drain natural resources and disrupt the ecosystem of any planet it’s on prevent it being recycled and slowly turning it into a barren wasteland.
* '''Reconstructed''': The hero has a CyanidePill for [[MercyKill this exact purpose.]]
** …Allowing Baron Bloodfirst to take over easily, who abuses the pits mercilessly.
** Anything going down the pit ends up in a new, stranger ecosystem, like deep sea ecosystems on earth. This allows some nutrients to be cycled back to ground level.
* '''Played For Laughs''': [[TemptingFate The hero laughs off the idea he could fall into one of these pits]], [[HypocriticalHumor and then immediately trips over one.]]
* '''Played For Drama:’’’ The hero lost a loved one down the pit, and doesn’t even have a TragicKeepsake to show for it.
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