Absurd Altitude/Playing With

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Basic Trope: A character has ascended to a height far above where any normal person would go.

  • Straight: Alice is flung into the air and goes into Earth's orbit. she can see the planet Earth as a globe. She can see the clouds and an artificial satellite is flying along beside her.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is flung into space, so that the Earth is just a tiny speck along with the sun and all the other planets. She can almost touch Pluto.
  • Justified: Alice is in a space craft.
  • Inverted: Alice is so deep below the Earth's surface, she is in the core.
  • Subverted: Alice looks below her to see Earth from a distance. She can see all the continents from where she is. But it turns out, it's just the carpeting.
  • Double Subverted: She then walks towards the window and looks out to see the actual planet Earth as a speck in the distance.
  • Parodied:
  • Deconstructed:
    • Alice is flung into space, where she dies of suffocation.
    • Or she falls back into the atmosphere and is incinerated in reentry.
  • Reconstructed: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alice is never more than a foot off the ground.
  • Enforced: "We need a scene where Alice can see the earth from space as she dies."
  • Lampshaded: "I can see my house from here. And Africa!"
  • Invoked: Alice blasts herself into space from a cannon just for the view.
  • Defied: Alice anchors herself to the ground.
  • Discussed: "The view of the Earth was lovely from outer space, but I'm never doing that again."
  • Conversed: "How do the characters survive being thrown so high? Any real person would die if they were that high in the air."

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