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6th Feb '17 2:33:38 PM vinkunwildflowerqueen
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* In the Wicked oneshot, appropriately titled "Blackout", there's a blackout at Shiz. Not too much drama- unless you're Galinda and listening to your favourite radio soap opera at the time and the power cuts off at a pivotal moment...
5th Feb '17 9:04:25 PM WillDraco
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* One of the cards for the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' edition of ''TabletopGame/TheGameOfLife'' says "A thunderstorm knocks out the power!" and requires the player to collect a Fear memory.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' as a result of [[{{Foreshadowing}} Boo giggling too much]].



* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' as a result of [[{{Foreshadowing}} Boo giggling too much]].



* One of the cards for the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' edition of ''TabletopGame/TheGameOfLife'' says "A thunderstorm knocks out the power!" and requires the player to collect a Fear memory.
21st Jan '17 7:18:23 AM ZimFan89
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* Happens in the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' story, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6509106/1/Danny_Phantom_Stolen_Years Stolen Years]] when [[spoiler: Jack's newest ghost invention accidentally sucks up the power of half the city, much to the chagrin of Danny and [[TorchesAndPitchforks the neighbors]]]].

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* Happens in the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' story, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6509106/1/Danny_Phantom_Stolen_Years Stolen Years]] when [[spoiler: Jack's newest ghost invention accidentally sucks up the power of half the city, much to the chagrin of Danny and [[TorchesAndPitchforks the neighbors]]]].neighbors]].


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* ''Series/{{Colony}}'': The [[WholeEpisodeFlashback second season premiere]] shows that [[AlienInvasion the Arrival]] started with a massive EMP used to shut down all human electronics, which softened the planet up for the {{Attack Drone}}s to swoop in and finish the job.
26th Dec '16 7:58:31 AM mimitchi33
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* This is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'' and its' sequels.

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* This is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'' and its' sequels.''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball''.
26th Dec '16 7:55:55 AM mimitchi33
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* This is what causes Peter to tell his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuyPresentsLaughItUpFuzzball'' and its' sequels.
22nd Dec '16 2:25:04 AM JackG
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* In ''The Aliens Are Coming'' (1980), an unsuccessful pilot for an AlienInvasion series, the presence of the alien spacecraft causes brown-outs (the power fades but doesn't go out).
19th Dec '16 11:18:55 AM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'': Nigel the cockatoo flies straight into a electrical transformer resulting in a huge blackout, ''right'' as the soccer team is going for the final point during a major game.
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* A power outage occurs in Rio de Janeiro as a result of Nigel the cockatoo hitting an electrical transformer in one scene in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.
13th Dec '16 7:42:20 AM Doug86
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** A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, in addition to those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere.[[/note]]

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** A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, in addition to those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere.[[/note]]
11th Dec '16 11:22:19 PM Mdumas43073
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This is probably caused by a machine that sucks way too much energy. Sometimes the power is adequate and the machine works, other times it begins a quest for the heroes to find something that ''is'' powerful enough.

Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]

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This is probably caused by a machine that sucks way too much energy. Sometimes the power is adequate and the machine works, other times it begins a quest for the heroes to find something that ''is'' powerful enough.

enough. Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]
AlienInvasion.


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** A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, in addition to those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere.[[/note]]
11th Dec '16 11:19:51 PM Mdumas43073
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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage. (During WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.)[[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]

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Alternately, it could be caused by a giant [[{{EMP}} Electromagnetic Pulse]], a SolarFlareDisaster, or perhaps an AlienInvasion. A major military conflict may also precipitate deliberate blackouts as a civil defense measure, as well as those inadvertently caused by bombing or battle damage. (During damage; during WorldWarII the whole of Great Britain was blacked out at night for nearly six years.)[[note]]It [[note]]It was felt that offering German bombers the opportunity to home in on major cities simply by flying towards very obvious lights at night was making it too easy for them. Whilst Britain took this to absolute extremes, and advances in night navigation and radar would have made this largely irelevant by 1945, there was a certain truth here. German U-boat commanders operating off the east coast of the USA in early 1942 were amazed at the way American ports were still lit up as though the war had never started. This made it a lot easier to get navigational fixes - and to acquire targets. A lot of American shipping went down before the US authorities realised. British-style blackouts belatedly became the norm on both coasts of the USA but were only sporadically applied elsewhere. [[/note]]
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