Traintop Battle - TV Tropes. M: What happened? Eve: They're on the train, ma'am. M: What do you mean? Eve: I mean they're on top of a train! M: Well get after them, for God's sake! A staple of Westerns, but still seen in plenty of action films and series, the Traintop Battle is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
Often the result of an aborted Train Escape. A train has plenty of advantages for an action scene: it's fairly enclosed, without people able to go too far either way for fear of falling off, it has plenty of opportunity for tunnels and overhead lines for your Look Behind You moments, it doesn't need much explanation, the high speed acts as wind to let characters billow dramatically. In short, it turns an Action Movie into a Fighting Game. There's really no other way to justify. Boss Arena Idiocy, and it's pretty much ensured that somebody's going to suffer that most dramatic of defeats; a short drop followed by a sudden stop. If hero and villain are trying to get to a location in time, it means the hero can be thrown off, and "lose" without dying. Or a villain may be forced out of the action, only to return later.
It's also close enough to "normal" people to show the look on their faces as the ceiling collapses, or when someone breaks in through the windows. A similar effect can be achieved by riding on a truck. Subway trains rarely have the room on top for a good battle, but are still seen occasionally. May feature the Cool Train, but doesn't have to.
May be the result of a Train Job and could in theory be apt for a Thriller on the Express but in practise they prefer to keep to the tense atmosphere. A subtrope of Interesting Situation Duel.
If the battle happens atop a moving gondola rather than a train, then it's a Cable- Car Action Sequence. In videogames this often happens during a Locomotive Level. Note that if the track is electrified with overhead wires, climbing on the train roof usually results in immediate electrocution.
The voltage used on electrification systems is high enough to cause an electric arc from the wire to the hapless victim, and it does happen in Real Life. Anime & Manga Fullmetal Alchemist. With the sheer amount of train- time in that thing, it had to happen some time. Some time" was, in this case, pretty early in.
There's also Ed and Alphonse's fight with the terrorist Bald early on (though the chapter is cut from Brotherhood). Kimblee and Scar once fight on a train. The first level of the PS2 game is based on this part of the series with combat both inside and on top of the train. The first mission in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Striker S involved a battle that started inside a train and ended on top of it.
Baccano! has a massive three- way one featuring Chane, Ladd, and Claire, plus another featuring Jacuzzi and the Lemures' leader Goose. Bobobo- bo Bo- bobo has a fight against "the Number- One Train Fighter" that eventually jumped the tracks and smashed through an amusement park. The first episode of Mai- Otome 0~S. The fight that eventually led to Pissard's death in Futari wa Pretty Cure moved to several locations, one of them being the roof of a train. The sixth episode of The Daughter of Twenty Faces features a train fight between Chiko and Angie during a snowstorm. In a filler scene of ''Dragon Ball Z', Vegeta and #1. One Piece Franky and Nero fight on top of a train in one episode.
The later fight between Zoro and T- Bone deserves honorable mention for taking place directly in front of the moving train. Yu- Gi- Oh!, "Waking the Dragons". Yami" / the Pharoah.
Weevil Underwood. Traintop card dueling. Seriousness. This is the one that ends with Weevil pissing Yami off so much that he keeps attacking even after Weevil's life points hit zero. It just wasn't his day. And then topped by Kaiba (oddly enough) when he and a filler villain from the same arc battle on top of a private jet. Even Lampshaded for its ridiculousness.
A Filler episode of Rurouni Kenshin has the Kenshin- gumi ride a train for some reason when bandits take it over. Kenshin gets knocked overboard, then finds himself a horse that earns the Fan Nickname of "Super Horse" for the improbable jumps that it pulls off.
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Cowboy Bebop's Mushroom Samba episode. Ein: Thanks! Cow: Oh, it's no problem! In Soul Eater, Death the Kid gets into a three way battle with one of the various Mizune rat witches and a fat fisherman assassin while on a train that's zooming through the desert.
In Maiden Rose, after Klaus and Azusa jump on top of a train Azusa asks why they will be going in through the last car and fighting their way to the engine room rather then running across the top straight there. Klaus lampshades the impracticality of this trope, mentioning their footsteps would give away their location and they'd just be target practice.
An episode of the Best Wishes arc of the Pokémon anime had Meowth pretend to reform and join the main characters, saying that Team Rocket fired him for messing up one of their evil plans, but it is then revealed that he joined them as part of a trap set up inside one of Team Rocket's trains, and that Meowth was never fired at all. A battle between Ash, Pikachu, and Co. Subway bosses Emmet and Ingo and Meowth, Jessie, James, and an elite Team Rocket member follows shortly afterward, and ends with the elite Team Rocket member carrying off the Team Rocket trio with his helicopter. This happened a few times on Sorieke! Anpanman. Whenever SL Man is paired up with Naganegiman, Hamburger Kid, or Yakisobapanman, they'll fight against Baikinman on top of the train cars.
This also happened in a few of the film shorts. In A Certain Magical Index New Testament Volume 8, Touma ends up fighting Freyja on a moving train. It leads to scenes like Freyja using her Summon Magic while the train is passing through a tunnel and not caring when Touma knocks her minions into the walls or ceiling. Eventually, Index and Mikoto jump on the train to help Touma out, and the three eventually convince her to surrender peacefully. Anarchy Panty of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt battled the speed demon in the episode "Death Race 2.
For a time, the speed demon merged with a tractor- trailer, which compelled Panty to stand on the trailer's roof and shoot the cab with assorted mortal firearms, which had minimal effect. Anarchy Stocking, standing atop the hood of her vehicle See- Through, used her Absurdly Sharp Blade to slice through the entire demonic tractor- trailer. Comic Books Fan Works Films — Animation There is a Traintop Battle in Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds.. But since the belligerents, Arthur and Darkos, are 3 mm high, it works just the same. The second Wallace & Gromit film The Wrong Trousers has a humorous example in that a large portion of the climax happens this way, with Feathers Mc. Graw trying to get away in the locomotive while Wallace and Gromit are in hot pursuit.. The hilarious part is that unlike the previous example Wallace is an ordinarily- sized human and can only fit on the train by balancing on one foot (the Techno- Trousers helped a little there) while being a small penguin Feathers is able to fit rather comfortably in the locomotive's tender.
Happens in Toy Story 3, between Woody and Mr. Ms. Potato Head in the Fake Action Prologue. The Sponge. Bob Square. Pants Movie parodies this in a scene where Sponge.
Bob and Patrick get attacked by Dennis, the Psycho for Hire who has been sent after them, while riding David Hasselhoff through the waves. The ensuing fight scene takes place on top of Hasselhoff's legs, and is complete with dramatic jumps from one leg to the other. Dennis is eventually defeated when he hits his head on an overhanging buoy, parodying the death of Dennis Hopper's villain in Speed (see above). Films — Live- Action In the film version of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the Final Battle between Lincoln and the movie's Big Bad, Adam, occurs atop a train carrying silver ammunition to the soldiers at Gettysburg. At least, that's what Lincoln wants Adam to think.. In Ant- Man, befitting with the size- changing gimmick, part of Ant- Man's battle against Yellowjacket is a toy traintop battle, atop a Bachmann model of Thomas the Tank Engine, no less. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America and Ultron battle on top of a moving semi.
The Charles Bronson movie Breakheart Pass has a couple, set in an 1. Wild West setting. Supposedly, he did his own stunts.
The climax of John Woo's Broken Arrow (1. In Casablanca Express, most of the violence occurs inside the train, but there is one train- top fistfight. In The Cassandra Crossing, this has been expected and rendered impossible by placing guards with submachine guns on the car roofs, not far below a 1.
V overhead catenary. As the jetliner carrying despot Generalissimo Esperanza and his rogue CIA cronies builds up speed for take- off in Die Hard 2, the hero John Mc. Clane and the dragon Major Grant grapple atop the aircraft's left wing. Grant gets toppled into one jet engine's intake, killing him. The fight also let Mc.
Clane catch sight of the fuel dump valve on the wing's leading edge. Emperor of the North climaxes with one very brutal train- fight between a determined hobo and a sadistic conductor. One of the earliest examples in Buster Keaton's The General. In The Marx Brothers film, Go West (of which Buster Keaton also made a version). Happens in The Good, the Bad, the Weird, as a result of two Train Jobs happening simultaneously. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has Indy getting chased along a line of circus train cars. One word: Rhinoceros.
James Bond gets to do this a fair bit; the scenes been used in.. From Russia with Love. Live and Let Die.. Skyfall: A particularly elaborate one between Bond and Patrice that ends up trashing much of the train occurs during The Teaser.
While Card- Carrying Villain Kamal Khan attempts to flee with Octopussy in a prop airplane, he sends his dragon Gobinda outside the airborne craft to dispose of Bond, who is clinging to the outer fuselage in a rescue effort.
The Wrong Trousers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Wrong Trousers is a 1. Nick Park at Aardman Animations, featuring his characters Wallace and Gromit. It was his second half- hour short featuring the eccentric inventor Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his silent but intelligent dog Gromit, following 1. A Grand Day Out, and preceding 1. A Close Shave. As in A Grand Day Out, the 3.
The film premiered in the United States on Beethoven's 2. United Kingdom on Boxing Day 9 days later. It won the 1. Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It was highly successful and inspired a charity fundraising day, known as Wrong Trousers Day, one of several events organised by the charity Wallace and Gromit's Children's Charity. Wrong Trousers Day falls on the last Friday in June every year. During the day, participants wear the wrong trousers to work or school etc. This is the second Wallace & Gromit video to have an introduction.
The first was A Grand Day Out. The film begins at 6. West Wallaby Street on Gromit's birthday at breakfast.
After being tipped out of bed and dressed using several mechanical contraptions, Wallace is greeted with a large pile of bills. Wallace remembers Gromit's birthday and presents Gromit with a somewhat unwelcome gift of a spiked dog collar, and a second present of a pair of ex- NASA robotic "Techno Trousers", acquired by Wallace to alleviate the burden of taking Gromit for walks. While Gromit is out on a "walk", Wallace realizes they are in financial difficulty and decides to let the spare bedroom out.
He is answered by an inscrutable- looking penguin named Feathers Mc. Graw. The penguin comes to stay at the house, pushing Gromit out of his comfortable bedroom and keeping him awake at night with loud music. On the other hand, Wallace takes a liking to him. Feathers also takes an interest in the Techno Trousers after seeing Gromit use their suction feet to walk on the ceiling. Disappointed that Feathers has barged in on his relationship with his master, Gromit leaves home.
After watching him leave, Feathers begins modifying the Techno Trousers for his own use by removing the controls on the trousers and adapting them into a remote control. The next morning, Gromit hunts for suitable lodgings; at a cafe he notices a wanted poster offering a ВЈ1. Meanwhile, Wallace's normal morning routine is interrupted when his expected trousers are replaced with the modified Techno Trousers. Trapped inside the "wrong trousers", Wallace is marched out of the house and sent running around town on an extended test run, unaware that Feathers is controlling them. Gromit witnesses this spectacle and later, spies on Feathers as he measures up the exterior of the city museum.
He returns home and uncovers plans to steal a large diamond from the museum, using Wallace and the trousers as tools. However, Gromit is too late to foil the plan. Feathers returns and Gromit hides inside Wallace's bed, where he sees Feathers arrive in the "chicken disguise." Gromit's suspicions are confirmed: Feathers is a wanted thief who had been stealing from all over the country. In a deep sleep after the day's misadventures, Wallace is unwittingly brought into the robbery by Feathers and marched out of the house to the museum.
Feathers and Wallace climb the museum wall and the penguin waits on a window sill as Wallace enters the building through a roof air vent and walks across the ceiling to the room with the diamond, avoiding the laser alarm system. The helmet Wallace is dressed in contains a remote- controlled claw which hooks the diamond. When the diamond is rarely hooked, a ceiling tile dislodges and sets the trousers off balance, causing the claw to swing into the laser, which activates the alarm and wakes Wallace up. Feathers marches Wallace out of the museum and takes him back to 6. West Wallaby Street. The penguin obtains the diamond and reveals himself to be the lodger. When Wallace protests, he traps Wallace in a wardrobe.
As Feathers makes for the door with the diamond, Gromit confronts him with a rolling pin, but Feathers pulls out a revolver and forces Gromit into the wardrobe with Wallace, locking them both inside. As an expert with electronics, Gromit manages to break into the trousers' circuits to make them march and break open the wardrobe. There follows a fast chase aboard a train set, as Gromit tries to prevent Feathers from escaping with the diamond. Wallace's attempts to assist are mostly unsuccessful, though he manages to remove Feathers' revolver and free himself from the trousers. After Feathers' train collides with the trousers as Gromit traps him in a milk bottle, he is captured and handed in to the police station and imprisoned in a zoo. Wallace and Gromit are given the substantial reward money (which pays off their debts) for capturing Feathers, and they both enjoy resting with tea, cheese, and crackers.
Meanwhile, the trousers, unceremoniously consigned to the dustbin, walk off by themselves into the sunset, as the credits roll. Peter Sallis as Wallace provides the only voice acting in the film, all other characters are silent.
Soundtrack alterationsIn the original airing of the film, Gromit's birthday card plays "Happy Birthday to You". When the film was released on DVD by Warner Home Video in 2. Dream. Works Home Entertainment SKG in 2.
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" to avoid copyright infringements. Also removed for the DVD (again for reasons of copyright) are two specific songs from the penguin's radio replaced with extracts from Hammond organ versions of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree".
The pieces that were removed are "Happy Talk" from the musical South Pacific and "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?", along with Wallace's humming of it the subsequent morning. The VHS was released in 1. CBS/Fox Video with a trailer for A Grand Day Out at the end. In addition, Gromit's TV at breakfast no longer plays the Open University theme. In the 2. 00. 9 HD version of the film, Julian Nott's soundtrack appears to have been remixed or rerecorded. The Blu- ray release also does not include the original music. However the original soundtrack can still be heard in the background of the commentary track of the DVD release.
The original soundtrack can also be heard in The Wrong Trousers when viewed in other languages and in English when viewed with other language subtitles.ReceptionThe Wrong Trousers was voted as the 1. British Television Show by the British Film Institute. It has a unanimously positive score on Rotten Tomatoes with 2. The film was awarded the Grand Prix at the Tampere Film Festival in 1. The Wrong Trousers won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
In other worksThe character of Feathers Mc. Graw has appeared in numerous cameos in other works by Aardman. In the follow- up short A Close Shave, the words 'Feathers was 'ere' can be seen written on the wall of Gromit's jail cell, and in A Matter of Loaf and Death, he is featured both on a wanted poster on the wall of a zoo (next to a long rope over the wall, implying his escape) and briefly in the background of a shot in which Piella lands in an alligator enclosure. Mc. Graw also appeared as the main villain in the spin- off video game Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo. See alsoReferencesExternal links.