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I know that throwing things cause damage, but if I were to pick up a metal box or a dumpster and drop it from a few stories up onto someone, will it do any damage?

And if it does, does that count against a pacifist play-through?

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I don't know what the answer to this is but consider this, an unconscious person won't die if you drop it on them then (even on their head). –  Jeff Mercado Sep 7 '11 at 19:27
    
If the damage from throwing is a result of physics-related, gravity-powered velocity should be just the same. If the damage from throwing only occurs because the "throw" button was used, gravity might not matter. –  Raven Dreamer Sep 7 '11 at 19:50
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+1 for great title! –  mordi2k Sep 7 '11 at 19:56
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up vote 36 down vote accepted

I had to test this for myself, and here's the result:

Aiming

It hit!

Dead mean

As you can see, he is clearly dead, so do not try to climb to the top of a building, and throw things down on people! And yes, that would count against the pacifist achievement.

Note: I did it for science!

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So looks like the damage comes from physics, not the actual act of throwing. Nice! Excellent use of pictures! –  Raven Dreamer Sep 7 '11 at 19:50
    
Interesting, as for the pacifist achievement, I'm beginning to think that any sort of death in the DEHR universe will cause you to lose it. I will have to test this further by building a rube goldberg type killing machine! –  z ' Sep 7 '11 at 22:03
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@yx_ Well, if you find an enemy worth XP you can see if you get the Man Down bonus from their death. Doesn't apply to hobos, obviously, but "got xp for killing them" is a pretty dead giveaway of "no longer a pacifist" –  Raven Dreamer Sep 7 '11 at 23:35
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@Raven I have a hard time imagining a Rube Goldberg Killing Machine as anything but "scripted" ♪ –  Grace Note Sep 12 '11 at 19:52
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+1 for comical value –  deutschZuid Sep 13 '11 at 22:16
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